Michele Bachmann declares Medicare “unconstitutional”

August 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Posted in House of Representatives | Leave a comment
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“It’s interesting, a lot of members of Congress may have forgotten what their Constitution says,” said Bachmann. “But again, it is not within our power as members of Congress, it’s not within the enumerated powers of the Constitution for us to design and create a national takeover of health care. Nor is it within our ability to be able to delegate that responsibility to the executive.”

Fortunately for Bachmann, as a member of Congress, she has “government-run health care.” I recommend that she make an appointment to see her doctor about the burning sensation she must be experiencing as a result of being congenitally stupid.

The funniest part of all this? Republicans are running around shrieking that the evil Democrats want to cut your grandma’s Medicare. I hate to spoil their fun but anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that the Republicans have had it in for Medicare since before its inception in 1965 — by Democrats. In fact, Republicans had spent the previous 20 years fighting the creation of universal health coverage as proposed by President Truman in 1945. What was the terrible catastrophe they warned us of? “Socialism.” Ironically, it was during the administration of the great fearmonger Ronald Reagan that Medicare was expanded to include coverage for President, members of Congress (yes, Michele Bachmann, that unfortunately includes you) and the federal judiciary.

While Republican arguments against universal healthcare have been and continue to be stupid and predictable, Michele Bachmann brings a whole new level of stupid to the debate.

MediaMatters has done the heavy-lifting, documenting in summary the “socialized medicine” smears of the last 75 years.


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