Rep. Michele Bachmann Floor Speech!

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives.

“Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously.”

“Allocation by age is not. . .discrimination.”

—Ezekiel Emanuel

Does this make you feel more comfortable about the government being involved in your healthcare?  There it is.  Healthcare rationing in it’s most eloquent form.

Thank you Michele Bachmann.

—Beetle Blogger



  1. August 8, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I cannot thank you enough for posting this clip. I will link to it from my blog. Truly, I cannot accept that this is happening…now…in America.

  2. August 8, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Here is my post. I think it points out an appalling similarity.

  3. beetlebabee said,

    August 10, 2009 at 1:04 am

    MC, thanks for the link. I agree completely. She’s got a great point. Who is the president listening to? Who are his advisers and what do they really think? The answer is eye opening. We can debate until we’re blue in the face, but the reality is that what this president wants, we can’t give.

  4. Euripides said,

    August 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Who’s the president listening to? Those little voices in his head who tell him to “do things.” He certainly doesn’t listen to the people of the US.

  5. Joe 6Pack said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Thank you Rep. Michele Bachmann for bringing these important points to light. Wonderful “You Tube” publicity for your constituents to see. Now what? What’s your plan? Speaking as an average American I wonder if you elected officials are capable of finding a solution to our broken health care system. All I hear is a lot negative noise of what won’t work. It’s very discouraging. We have so many smart brilliant people in our country and nobody can figure this out!? Why isn’t the President establishing a bipartisan committee, “Think Tank” whatever you want to call it with smart committed people who really want to find a flexible solution that all Americans can feel good about? Given the severity of our times I want Rep. Michele Bachmann and all of our elected officials to go on notice that our health care system is broken, people are suffering and all elected politicians must become an apart of a solution …or find another job.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    August 28, 2009 at 10:59 am

    One solution at a time Joe. This is the solution that has been put on the table. What do you think of it? Do you agree with Obamacare? You deride Michele Bachmann for standing up for what she believes in, but what do you believe? Simply that the system is broken? Based on what criteria?

    If you base your criteria on the idea that all people must have health insurance, this idea is as good as any other, because there is no solution to that kind of healthcare problem that is not completely socialized. Socialism doesn’t work. It’s expensive for the taxpayer (though free for those who don’t pay taxes!) and even for all it’s expense and drain, it’s still rife with problems and will fail. Look at Canada, some of our other neighbors overseas who have socialized medicine. They don’t work the way they are promised to work. Michele Bachmann hit the nail on the head.

    Kudos to her district for electing someone who can think and articulate truth.

  7. Joe6pack said,

    August 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

    beetlebabee, 14,000,000 people don’t have health care.

    Some of those people you probably know. Perhaps a neighbor, friend, or acquaintance of yours. When you go to shopping, perhaps the part time clerk or the struggling design artist. My guess is you’ve touched lots of people who don’t have any medical insurance. Real people who feel anxious or scared just thinking about it.

    Yeah I could list lots of stats but here’s one that hits home..did you know medical debt is the principal casue of bankruptcy in our country. Imagine having to declare bankruptcy becasue you can’t pay your medical bills for either your own personal care of your children’s care. The effect of that alone greatly weakens the greater whole, don’t you think?

    What I do know is that as a middle class American I’m spending $7,000 per year in helath insurance, (family of 5) paying for two kids in college, and if it’s hard for me (still working) it’s got to be scary for those who are having trouble meeting ends or just going without

    While no system is perfect I believe we can do better, much bettr especially for those less fortuante then you and me

  8. beetlebabee said,

    August 29, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Joe, socialism and Marxist policies are not the answer. I love the idea of everyone having healthcare, but at what cost? Freedom? No my friend, that cost is too high. Socialism doesn’t work.

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