RUSH: Here’s Joe Biden. This is Yahoo’s Tech Ticker website, said this about health care reform on Monday.
BIDEN: Everyone’s entitled to adequate medical health care. If you call that a redistribution of income, I call it being fair.
RUSH: Howard Dean March 25th CNBC’s Squawk Box talking about health care reform and wealth redistribution.
DEAN: The question is, in a democracy, where does the right balance between those at the top, 20% of the people do most of the consumer spending and so forth, and those at the bottom. When it gets out of whack as it did in the twenties and has now, you have to do some redistribution. This is a form of redistribution.
RUSH: The truth is now coming out. They’ve got the bill passed and there’s nothing they think anybody can do about it. It is redistribution of wealth. Max Baucus last Thursday night in Washington on Capitol Hill after passage of the final Health Care Reform Reconciliation Bill, the Democrats held a big press conference. When it was his turn to speak, Baucus said this.
BAUCUS: Too often, much of late, the last couple three years the mal-distribution of income in America is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy, and the middle income class is left behind. Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income of Americans. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.
RUSH: I don’t know if he’s sober there. He’s talking about the health care bill will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America. Folks, there’s no such thing as a moderate Democrat anymore. If it’s got a D next to the name, they are the political enemy. Claire McCaskill, last Friday morning on MessNBC: ‘Do you think that tone, though, is overconfident considering this is a country that still remains pretty divided over the health care bill?’
MCCASKILL: When the American public understands that this is an incremental approach over years, it is going to rein in insurance companies, it is going to help small businesses, I think, frankly, this bill will get stronger and stronger as time goes on.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s gonna rein in insurance companies? It’s going to destroy them. Big Insurance, the modern-day enemy and evil. Help small businesses? It’s not gonna help anybody except Obama. The bill will get stronger and stronger as time goes on? Let’s not forget, the bill was endorsed heartily by el presidente, Fidel Castro. He loved it. McCaskill was asked about that. ‘What do you think about Castro giving Obamacare his stamp of approval?’
MCCASKILL: It would be better if he kept his mouth shut.
RUSH: Why? Why should Obama keep his mouth shut? Castro, sorry, I get confused. Why should Castro keep his mouth shut? What’s the point? Why should he keep his mouth shut? Why is it embarrassing? It’s a great bill; it’s going to help small business; it’s going to rein in insurance companies; it’s going to lower cost; it’s going to get everybody treated; it’s going to get everybody covered. Why the hell not? Democrats are lying low in their districts. Why not celebrate this thing? Why not, when Castro says, ‘Attaboy,’ why not go, ‘Thank you’? ‘Cause he’s a communist, I know. He’s supposed to shut up, right? (interruption) Well, I don’t know if it helped small business in Cuba. There isn’t any small business in Cuba. Everything’s been nationalized in Cuba. You can’t even get your 57 Chevy repaired. You can’t even get your art deco building painted. They don’t have zilch. Doctors are defecting from the greatest health care system in the world, and now we have the endorsement of el presidente, and Claire McCaskill speaking for the Democrat Party, ‘It would be better if he kept his mouth shut.’