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Skip to comments.Robert Reich Invents Lame 'Out of Context' Excuse to Explain Away Brutal Health Care Truths
Posted on 10/16/2009 6:32:17 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Robert Reich has finally responded to the audio of him telling "brutal truths" to an audience at Berkeley which your humble correspondent chronicled here in NewsBusters on Tuesday. Here are the gems delivered up by Reich as to what he claims an honest candidate for president would say about health care if he didn't worry about getting elected:
"We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive...so we're going to let you die."
"...I am going try to reorganize it to be more amenable to treating sick people but that means you, particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people...you're going to have to pay more."
"...What that means, less innovation and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market which means you are probably not going to live much longer than your parents."
So what was Reich's excuse for these assertions? Why he was "taken out of context." Here is Reich making his claim on Wednesday:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
He was just trying to prepare them for what’s coming next.
Yep, about $2+ trillion “out of context”........
Don’t midgets have all sorts of health problems? Perhaps it’s time to pull the plug on Reich’s healthcare. After all, there are more healthy ‘normal’ people that need those healthcare dollars. /sarcasm
He was just quoting an old Lee Atwater joke.
Lol! A comedic genius, that one!
Reich is the closest thing we have to an insect with fuzzy hair that wears trousers and speaks English.