Here is another former Clinton lackey who won’t fade away.
Keep in mind, this guy IS considered among the “best and brightest” of the Clinton administration. Read it, and be pissed. From CNSNews.com
Don’t Like Obamacare? It Was the Republicans’ Idea, Says Liberal Democrat.
Robert Reich, former Clintonista extraordinaire, and gnome, with HIS type of people. Dumb as he is short. At 5′ you figure it out.
What I see when I think of this sawed-off shit.
(CNSNews.com) – Not a single Republican voted for the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act, but one liberal Democrat is nevertheless blaming Republicans for the system that’s debuted to so much criticism.
“While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to forget that for years they’ve been arguing that any comprehensive health insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all,” said Robert Reich, who served as President Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary.
Reich says Democrats should have insisted on a single-payer system because it would have been “cheaper, simpler, and more popular.”
In a blog at The Huffington Post website, Reich wrote that Republicans have long argued for a health care system based on private insurance and paid for with subsidies and a requirement that the young and healthy people sign up. Democrats, he says, wanted to model health care reform on Social Security and Medicare, and fund it through the payroll tax.
Reich says President Richard Nixon in 1974, “proposed, in essence, today’s Affordable Care Act.” Thirty years later, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, another Republican, “made Nixon’s plan the law in Massachusetts.”
Reich adds: “When today’s Republicans rage against the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, it’s useful to recall this was their idea as well,” as proposed in 1989 by Stuart M. Butler of the Heritage Foundation.
“Now that the essential Republican plan for healthcare is being implemented nationally, health insurance companies are jubilant,” Reich said, because they see opportunities for higher profits and expanded growth.
“So why are today’s Republicans so upset with an Act they designed and their patrons adore? Because it’s the signature achievement of the Obama administration,” he says.
Reich’s blog is entitled, “The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular (So Why Did We Enact the Republican Version and Why Are They So Upset?)”
Reich, now a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, advocates a single-payer health insurance system, such as “Medicare for all.”
Uhh, Robert, you forget a few salient FACTS here? While the idiotic republicans did, indeed, propose a plan, it was because YOU, and Hitlary had decided to unilaterally TAKE OVER the nation’s healthcare system in 1993. Thank GOD that went down in the flames it, like this scam we have NOW, so richly deserve. As for Nixon proposing a plan? WHERE is the PROOF, asshole?
Robert, have you been left “out of the loop” ? WHAT do you think this disastrous rollout is INTENDED to do ? That’s the problem with you idiotic communists. You assholes all think you are SO smart, how is it a peon like ME can see right through what some are calling gross incompetence, to see the REAL intent here?
Robert, since the geniuses OBVIOUSLY did not consult you on this, let me see if I can ‘splain it to you. Obamacare, in ANY iteration, is NOT about “healthcare”. It is all about CONTROL of the population, through the communist-inspired method of command and control of all aspects of human existence in this nation, Bob. Real simple. Something I’d be willing to bet the farm YOU “teach” at Berzerkley.