Surprise: Democratic Congressman Calls Obamacare a "Platform" for Single-Payer

Posted: Mar 16, 2011 9:04 AM
Actually, it's not really much of a surprise; full government-run health care has been the American Left's not-so-secret endgame for years.  The messenger this time around is Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) -- you know, the one who openly flaunted his own ignorance on the contents of Obamacare, whose airplane reading material is the stuff of lore, and whose peach of a wife is in prison for corruption.  Take it away, Congressman:

The public doesn't want single-payer government run healthcare, nor does it want Obamacare.  Support for repeal is at a ten-month high:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 62% favor repeal of the health care law, including 51% who Strongly Favor it. Only 33% of voters oppose repeal, with 24% who are Strongly Opposed.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Support for repeal is at a 10-month high, with the number that Strongly Favors repeal at its highest level to date. Overall support for repeal has ranged from a low of 50% to a high of 63% since Democrats in Congress passed it a year ago. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted earlier this year to repeal the law, but the repeal effort is stalled in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

For a preview of the Right's one year anniversary "celebration" of this trainwreck, read Peter Suderman's unsparing fisking of a Politico column penned by Kathleen Sebelius:

Given the steadily increasing opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you might not think that Americans are enjoying all that much about last year’s health care overhaul. But if so, according to Sebelius, you’d be wrong.

Thanks to ObamaCare, the secretary says, “the American people are enjoying new protections, greater freedoms and lower costs.” For example, they are “enjoying”: the freedom not to purchase child-only health insurance policies, and the freedom to be informed by The New York Times that “the rising cost of health care is prompting insurance premiums to skyrocket while coverage is shrinking” and that “health insurance costs are still rising, particularly for small businesses.”