On NPR, Labor Secretary Defends Obamacare by Slashing Reagan, Conservatives 'On The Wrong Side of History'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Feb 07, 2014 9:35 AM

Labor Secretary Tom Perez appeared on NPR's Diane Rehm Show on Wednesday and spent most of his hour defending Obamacare. Rehm suggested there was staunch opposition to Obamacare, which may not be based on facts: "this is a question that doesn't so much have to do with facts as impressions. Why do you believe Republicans and some Democrats have been so opposed to the Affordable Care Act?"

Perez said denying "self-sufficiency" to uninsured people is "not America," then went on to slam conservatives -- and Ronald Reagan in particular, twice -- for being on "the wrong side of history," just like they were on Medicare.