RUSH: I want to go back to audio sound bite number 11 from the Dingy Harry and Sharron Angle debate in which he takes it to the insurance companies.
RUSH: Stop the tape. "Insurance companies don't do things out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it out of a profit motive and they have almost destroyed our economy." Mark Hemingway, National Review Online: "60 Minutes did a great report on Medicare fraud this past Sunday. Among other things, the report noted that Medicare fraud was now more common in South Florida than the drug trade," and then there's this: "Medicare loses seven times as much money in fraud every year than the combined profits of the 14 health insurance companies on the Fortune 500." Yet here's Harry Reid getting paid off on a land deal in Vegas, impugning insurance companies for seeking profit and "almost destroying our economy" when he and his buddies in the Democrat Party are in the process of doing just that.
In the systems they devise for our health care -- Medicare, Medicaid -- there's so much fraud (and who knows who's getting paid off on this) that it dwarfs the combined profit of 14 health insurance companies in the Fortune 500. This is just an out-and-out outrageous, despicable lie and is typical of what we've been getting of the Democrat Party for as long as I've been listening to 'em speak. Government great! Government God! Profits destroy! Profits destroy economy. Profits destroy the country. Companies, corporations want profits. They don't care about people. Only Democrats care about people. Only Democrats care about the little guy -- unless you're unborn in the womb and then you're on your own.
"Only Democrats care about people. Everybody else -- Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Retail -- they're killing people. Big government's saving 'em." Big government is defrauding people left and right, failing to produce anything on their promises. This is stunning. "Medicare loses seven times as much money in fraud every year than the combined profits of the 14 health insurance companies on the Fortune 500," and we're told that these people in charge of this kind of incompetence and loss or whatever else it is, fraud, are now going to be in charge of one-sixth of the US economy. And we're supposed to look the other way 'cause these people care about us and Republicans are the extremists and the kooks.