According to Sarah Palin, privatized health care is the best system on the planet. Except when her family couldn’t afford it and jumped the border to Canada to take advantage of free health care. From the GlobeandMail:
The vocal opponent of health-care reform in the U.S. steered largely
clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up
not far from Whitehorse.
“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” she said. “And I think now, isn’t that ironic?”
Yes, Sarah, it is ironic. It’s ironic because you advocate a system of health care that leaves almost 50 million people uninsured and jacks up rates for working Americans, yet grew up leeching off government run health care. But true to wing nut logic, if private health care works for you now (because you are a millionaire), it must work for everyone. It’s like the whole ‘Global warming doesn’t exist because it’s snowing where I live’ logic. In other words, nonsense.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.