Ben Carson has a new book out and he continues to flat-out lie in order to defend his idiotic statement that the Affordable Care Act was the worst thing to happen to America since slavery. Oh, and worse than 9/11 too. Let’s watch him erect the straw man:
The conservative darling was promoting his new book One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future when he agreed to speak to the Beast’s Evan Gahr, who asked, “You said Obamacare was the worst thing since slavery. Why do you think it was worse than 9/11?”
“Because 9/11 is an isolated incident,” Carson replied…
Carson: “Things that are isolated issues as opposed to things that fundamentally change the United Sates of America and shift power from the people to the government. That is a huge shift.”
Me: “Right. But what do you think caused specific families more pain — Obamacare or Osama?”
Carson: “You have to take a long term.”
Me: “You’re not answering the question.”Carson: “Will you listen? You have to take a long-term look at something that fundamentally changes the power structure of America. You have to be someone who reads. Who is well-read. I want you to go back tonight and pull out what Saul Alinsky says about health care under the control of the government.”
All one big steaming pile of dishonest. The ACA does not, in any way, shape or form, bring “health care under the control of the government.” It’s subsidized private insurance, that’s all. There isn’t even a public option, much less a single-payer, nationalized health care system in it. And how anyone could possibly imagine that it would “shift power from the people to the government” is beyond me.