I’d never heard of Rep. David Brat of Virginia before, but he apparently wants a spot in the House Stupidity Caucus, which is of course led by Louis Gohmert and Steve King now that Michele Bachmann is retired. In a radio interview, he claimed that Obamacare is just like North Korea:
Brat said that Obamacare, which Larson inaccurately referred to as “a health care system run by government,” will move America away from a free market system. He pointed to the two Koreas as an example of the dangers of such policies: “Look at every country in the world. Look at North Korea and South Korea. It’s the same culture, it’s the same people, look at a map at night, one of the countries is not lit, there’s no lights, and the bottom free-market country, all Koreans, is lit up. So you make your bet on which country you want to be, you want to go free market.”
“We have poverty on the rise because we’re moving away from free markets,” he said.
Uh, congressman…I don’t know how to break this to you, but South Korea has universal healthcare and has had for almost 40 years now. And yet somehow that hasn’t destroyed the free market and turned out all the lights. Don’t you hate it when those pesky little facts disprove your cartoonish narrative of how the world works?
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