Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bachmann takes the Obamacare debate to a new low

The marketplace for Americans to buy health care insurance under Obamacare debuted Tuesday, as Republicans took aim toward President Obama’s health care law with a whole new level of vitriol.

Bachmann takes the Obamacare debate to a new low

, @morganwinn

Minnesota Republican Representative Michele Bachmann greets demonstrators with the Tea Party outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Minnesota Republican Representative 
Michele Bachmann 
greets demonstrators with the Tea Party 
outside the US Capito
l in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013.
 (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
“I think the reason is because President Obama can’t wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care,” Rep. Michele Bachmann said to World Net Daily. “Because, once they enroll millions of more individual Americans it will be virtually impossible for for us to pull these benefits back from people.”
“People are looking at getting, I’m not kidding, $18,000 a year worth of benefits,” she added later. “You buy a lot of love for $18,000 a year, and you know you are also going to be getting illegal aliens who are going to be getting access to these benefits. You know it.”
Believe it or not, Bachmann is not the first person to drop the word “crack” during an attack on the health reform law.
During a conversation about the exchanges opening Tuesday, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly said on his program Friday, “it’s getting them out of the house, or the crack house,” while talking about uninsured Americans signing up for health insurance.


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Sen. Ted Cruz has made “addiction” to Obamacare one of the focal points of his opposition to the law.
“What the administration desperately wants is to get to January, to get the exchanges in place, to get the subsidies in place, and by the way, they eliminated any eligibility test, so they want people hooked on Obamacare so it can never be unwound,” he said on Fox back in July.
During his more recent pseudo-filibuster on the Senate floor last week, Cruz all but called the president a drug dealer.
“He wants to get as many Americans as possible addicted to the subsidies, addicted to the sugar because he knows that, in modern times, no major entitlement has been implemented and then unwound,” Cruz said.
But if the addiction rhetoric wasn’t enough, Bachmann also wants to draw connections between Obamacare and the now-defunct community organizing group ACORN.
She told WND that people working on the health care law “will be getting something like $59 a head for the people that they sign up. ACORN did that.”
“ACORN signed up Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse,” she said, “so people could make money. It was meant to be a scam.”
“We know people will get signed up in a fraudulent way,” she added.
State Rep. William O’Brien, a New Hampshire lawmaker, said the law was “as destructive to personal and individual liberty as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 that allowed slave owners to come to New Hampshire and seize African Americans.”
When Obama made fun of those remarks, he insisted that the president was “increasingly diminished.”
“My reaction to it was that the president has remained such a rabble-rouser and community organizer that he doesn’t want to take the time to slow up and understand why people — a majority of people — are so concerned about the effects of Obamacare,” O’Brien told the International Business Times, adding later, “This specific episode — his mocking tone and charged-up rhetoric — demonstrates that he’s not going to be a unifier.”
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