Who said this?
... [W]hat I'm going to do is I am going to try to reorganize [the American health care system] to be more amenable to treating sick people. But that means you -- particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people -- you're going to have to pay more.Why, that would be socialist/Democratic stalwart Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Clinton administration, speaking candidly about health care at UC Berkeley on October 26, 2007.
And by the way, we are going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive. So we're going to let you die.
Also, I'm going to use the bargaining leverage of the federal government in terms of Medicare, Medicaid... to force drug companies and insurance companies and medical suppliers to reduce their costs.
But that means less innovation, and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market, which means you, are probably not going to live that much longer than your parents.
Question: Why was the Secretary of Labor speaking as if he was setting health-care policy two weeks before the 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama?
As an aside, Reich is now a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley. And he has a blog.
On Aug. 2 on his blog he lamented that there is “little or no relationship” between what someone is paid and their actual worth to society. He continued, "The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion. It’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay...."
According to economists, Reich is paid $240,000 for teaching just one class at Berkeley. Nice.
That's certainly not "obscene CEO pay" but just plain "obscene."
Not to mention crashingly hypocritical. But that's to be expected: Look at his party, and who he worked for: the husband of "When we left the White House we were dead broke!"