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Same healthcare arguments, just decades earlier - Reagan Video

Yes, Reagan was absolutely right and Medicare has led to Socialism as the democrats keep power by giving the people things "back" that they've already payed for and only liberals consider that to be "free".

I guess they would think it's "free" if they're anything like their dear leader who's never had a job nor created one "STILL", nor payed the monstrous taxes that are about to stealthily triple as we pay for "Free Health Care" both coming and going.

We know for a fact that half the people he tried to (and did) stuff into his cabinet with sure didn't pay their taxes either, as even the dem head of " the house ways and means" committee which writes the tax laws, Charlie Bahama Rangel, didn't even pay them, think the "average" liberal does? Or better yet the Treasury Head, Turbo Tax Geithner, no taxes.

And their lear jet segment gets away with it too I would imagine, since the others do. I wouldn't know, I've always paid them like a sucker I guess. I like it outside of prison where most dems eventually end up one way or another.

Same healthcare arguments, just decades earlier

latimes.com: "President Harry S. Truman is considered the grandfather of universal healthcare, having first proposed it in 1945. 'The health of American children, like their education, should be recognized as a definite public responsibility,' he said.

Twenty years later, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law, he invited Truman, then 81 years old, to be at his side. Then LBJ enrolled Truman as the first beneficiary of the new program that provided healthcare for the 65-and-older set, calling him 'the real daddy of Medicare.'

But Medicare, much like President Obama's healthcare reform legislation, did not become law without a political fight. In fact, the American Medical Assn. mobilized a massive campaign against the idea, working tirelessly to stop the reform in Congress.

And to serve as the public face of its campaign against a government-sponsored health plan, the AMA chose none other than Ronald Reagan, the star of 'General Electric Theater' and former president of the Screen Actors Guild whose views on politics matched its own.

Warning that enacting Medicare would lead to socialism in America, Reagan said that if Americans did not stop Medicare reform, 'one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in America when men were free.'

In an 11-minute recording for the AMA, Reagan invoked the name of Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party presidential candidate, saying:

'Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program. . . . One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. . . .

'Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it. We have an example of this. Under the Truman administration, it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and, of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this.'

Reagan's prescription? 'Write to our congressmen and senators,' he said. 'The key issue is this: We do not want socialized medicine . . . demand the continuation of our traditional free-enterprise system.'

Sound familiar?"


The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H. L. Mencken

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