24 Aug 2009 Outrage of the Day: Krugman Again
The perpetually non-serious (despite his grim look) New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed on ABC’s This Week that “the argument against the public option is sheer nonsense, we know that, it’s nothing except the insurance lobby.” (See the last few seconds of video, above.)
So the tens of millions of Americans who ardently oppose a public option (takeover) are insurance companies?
Gee, with millions of insurance companies out there, infesting Congressional town hall meetings, tea parties and whatnot, you’d think we wouldn’t need the so-called “enhanced competition” of Krugman and Obama’s public “option.”
Earlier this month, ObamaCare opponents were racists. Now we’re insurance companies. What will we be in September — potted plants?
Hat tip: Firedoglake.
Download a pre-production PDF of The National Center for Public Policy Research’s upcoming new book, Shattered Lives: 100 Stories of Government Health Care, for more on the way waiting lists affect the lives of people living in countries with government-run medicine. Feel free to email a free copy to Krugman.