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Nancy Pelosi’s Statements at the Harvard JFK Policy Center Shows That They Just Don’t Get It

On Friday November 13, Nancy Pelosi spoke to Harvard Students at the JFK Policy Center about the health care reform bill that passed on November 7.   During the speech, she admits “I have been  an advocate of single payer for 30 years.”   Even though the American people rejected universal health care in 1994, and even though Obama claims that the goal isn’t to squeeze out private insurance, Pelosi proudly reveals her intent on nationalizing one of our largest industries.  

She is even promoting a bill that will result in the fining or even imprisonment of anyone who isn’t involved in the health care plan.

Obama’s defense of these draconian measures is that we will not allow people to “free ride the system”.   Because the thousands of Detroit residents looking for “Obama’s stash” were not free riding the system.

They count on us to not be able to make logical connections between the things they say at different times.  They once again, are wrong.

Nancy Pelosi declared “I come from a progression tradition, both my family and the city I represent.”  She ads “I came to Congress 22 years ago.”  Her eagerness to throw us in prison reflects a progressive authoritarian tradition more in the vein of  the East European 1930s.  I’ll pass on that.

When a law student asked her why tort reform had been blocked,  she claimed the malpractice claims only accounted for between 1 1/2 and 2 % of total health care insurance costs.  But Thomas Sewell reveals that the average cost of malpractice insurance is nearly $40,000 in West Virgina, in some places exceeding $200,000 for specialities such as obstetrics and neurosurgery.

If those people Obama says are “trying to game the system” are such a major factor in costs, wouldn’t it stand to reason that these astronomical figures would also be passed on to the patients and government?

The difference, off course, is that malpractice insurance and large court settlements benefit interests groups that they curry favor with, while imposing unjust and unreasonable penalties for non-compliance is right up their ally.  

And they wonder why we are buying any of this.

Finally, a student from Harvard Women’s Public Policy Group, rejoiced “Last Saturday night I was in my sweat pants watching Cspan”, referring to her embracing of the bill’s passing.  She continued “Do you have a special skill as a woman that you use?”.  Pelosi replied “I listen”. 

YOU LISTEN! YOU LISTEN!  Obviously you DONT LISTEN!  Three days before your little Saturday Night Live Skit you called a vote, Virginia and New Jersey told you that WE DONT WANT THIS GARBAGE!  And NY-23 your “sneak through not yet certified but let’s get him in to vote for this lousy bill” Owens beat the completely unknown independent conservative Hoffman by 4%, and may have not have even won at all.


But Sarah does.  And when she blew your camp away with her Facebook expose of your callous rationing scheme we see you made a few changes to the bill.

So I hope that you use your “special skill” in the near future.


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