Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another spontaneous 'spread the wealth around' moment

Jake Tapper and Karen Devers get it. At the recent ABC informercial/lovefest touting President Obama's national health care intitative, there was one comment that stood above the rest. As they wrote: "Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that if "it's my family member, if it's my wife, if it's my children, if it's my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care"

So it's another let them eat cake moment. The peasants can fend for themselves, but since he has money, to find good care he will go outside of the very system he is setting up.

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