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Santorum: Repeal Obamacare before Americans discover they like it


 

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum spoke this afternoon to the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, (where he got a warm reception — but not as enthusiastic as the one given to Newt Gingrich who is running second place in the polls in this state.)

Here is Santorum explaining why he left political “retirement” to run for president:

“It was Obamacare.  It was this huge expansion of the federal government. I realized it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s one thing to have inexorable growth in government that we seem to be are lethargically marching along for those who are on the margins of society.

“Obamacare is different. They are going to make every single American dependent on the federal government for something that is essential to their very being, their life.

“Once that happens, it’s over.

“Margaret Thatcher said when she left the prime ministership of England that she was never able to do for England what Reagan was able to do for America: turn it back form the precipice of Statism. She said the reason was the British national health system.

“Once they have you – once they have your life, your health, they’ve got you.

“Why do you think that Nancy Pelosi and all those Democrats would vote for bills they knew would cost them the election? I’ll give you what Juan Williams told me in the green room of Fox three days before the vote on Obamacare in the House. I said, “You guys are committing political suicide. You are going to lose the next election by a landslide.” He said, “Let me tell you what the Obama administration told me: We believe, they said, Americans love entitlements and once we get them hooked on this entitlement, America will be changed and every one of those guys that got thrown out will be back in.”

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Santorum: Repeal Obamacare before Americans discover they like it

  1. Mister Santorum is not a well man.

  2. Does “Obamacare” actually force people to get their health insurance from the feds? 

    I mean, I get that it forces people to have insurance, and maybe most people who don’t have health insurance already will only realistically be able to get the government version, but aren’t the only people being “forced to rely on the federal government” for their health insurance people who are currently relying on pure dumb luck?

    I get that people don’t trust the government, but why trust an insurance company more?  More importantly, how is it better to rely on “I’m sure I won’t get sick” as your insurance against a health crisis?

  3. That’s a load of santorum for you.

  4. Reading this just confirms for me that the biggest problem facing the Western world today isn’t the issues we debate, but the state of politics itself.

    I’m not sure how our nations got to this point, but it seems to me that politicians spend more time playing to ignorance and willfully misrepresenting the facts, than they do anything else.

    I think we all inherently want to trust our leaders. Some of us are even willing to defer critical thinking in favour of trusting ideological perspectives, in the hopes that our plight may be improved someway, somehow.

    Ultimately though I think this has led to a system predicated on manipulation of both the people and the system. I think that we effectively can’t trust anyone or anything not to be corrupted by the state of our democracies at this point.

    The average person is languishing while the rich get richer, the environment degrades and our economies stagnate.

    We have the most advanced interpersonal communications technologies in the history of humanity, and yet we seem to discuss less of any substance now, than ever before.

    There’s change coming one way or another in this regard, but I have this fervent hope that we as a people might wake up and make that change happen of our own accord, rather than the adhoc turbulent type of change we usually allow to overtake us.

  5. Reading this just confirms for me that the biggest problem facing the Western world today isn’t the issues we debate, but the state of politics itself.

    I’m not sure how our nations got to this point, but it seems to me that politicians spend more time playing to ignorance and willfully misrepresenting the facts, than they do anything else.

    I think we all inherently want to trust our leaders. Some of us are even willing to defer critical thinking in favour of trusting ideological perspectives, in the hopes that our plight may be improved someway, somehow.

    Ultimately though I think this has led to a system predicated on manipulation of both the people and the system. I think that we effectively can’t trust anyone or anything not to be corrupted by the state of our democracies at this point.

    The average person is languishing while the rich get richer, the environment degrades and our economies stagnate.

    We have the most advanced interpersonal communications technologies in the history of humanity, and yet we seem to discuss less of any substance now, than ever before.

    There’s change coming one way or another in this regard, but I have this fervent hope that we as a people might wake up and make that change happen of our own accord, rather than the adhoc turbulent type of change we usually allow to overtake us.

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