For those of you who have forgotten about Robert Reich, the second video in this blog may interest you. Reich, as you well know, is what we in conservative circles call a progressive liberal “red diaper doper baby”. Reich, 4 ft 10 inches, lifetime liberal, served under Bill Clinton, former labor secretary, former advisor and rabid Barack Hussein Obama supporter. You may have seen Reich appear in many TV talk shows as a pundit, in particular, on CNBC where he shills on a daily basis for all of Obama’s policies. You may remember his most memorable comment from last January where he stated in front of a panel of Congressional panel regarding the stimulus:
“I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. I have nothing against white male construction workers. I'm just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. And therefore, in my remarks, I have suggested to you, and I'm certainly happy to talk about it more, ways in which the money can be -- criteria can be set so that the money does go to others. The long- term unemployed, minorities, women, people who are not necessarily construction workers or high skilled professionals.”
So what does Reich think about Health Care. Well, if you want to know what he thinks of Obama’s plan now he may paint a very rosy picture of a public option as he does in the first clip. But if you listen to this newly obtained audio, where Reich speaks to Berkeley University students back in September 2007 while the presidential campaign was taking place, it’s a completely different story.
First the usual left winged propaganda about government run Health Care in 2009:
And then, the truth back in 2007:
Robert Reich to students re: government health care: “Young people are going to have to pay more. Oh and by the way, we’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to be able to give you all that technology and all those drugs in the last years of your life, that may keep you going for another couple of months, because it’s too expensive, so we’re going to let you die.
Sarah Palin, consider yourself vindicated.