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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:20 PM

Meet The New Hero Of The Right-Wing: Dr. Benjamin Carson

The Wall Street Journal is even calling on him to run for President.



Dr. Benjamin Carson is now being heralded as a hero by the right-wing after his 27 minute speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week where he criticized the new health care law and advocated for a flat tax. He has been on all of the right-wing media outlets since last week.

What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and heís given us a system. Itís called a tithe. . . . We donít necessarily have to do 10% but itís the principle. He didnít say if your crops fail, donít give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course youíve got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, ĎWell thatís not fair because it doesnít hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.í Where does it say youíve got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We donít need to hurt him. Itís that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs.

Hereís my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributedópretaxófrom the time youíre born Ďtil the time you die. If you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and thereís nobody talking about death panels. We can make contributions for people who are indigent. Instead of sending all this money to some bureaucracy, letís put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care. And very quickly theyíre going to learn how to be responsible.


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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:24 PM

1. Ugh. I always wonder how some people can be so smart & so stupid at the same time.

I mean, he's head of pediatric neurosurgery, yet he can then turn around and rant about healthcare & our tax system without making any sense at all. It's bizarre.

ETA: He goes on to say that "if a person can't contribute to their HSAs then strangers can donate". WTF? Charity is his solution to healthcare? Also, no one is trying to hurt the billionaire, we're trying to prevent hurting the middle class and poor. His tax system specifically hurts the middle class & poor, NOT the billionaire.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:24 PM

2. Just another see we really do like black people...as long as they say what we want them to charade

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:30 PM

3. But it sure hurts the guy at the bottom

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:35 PM

4. Yeah. THAT'LL teach those irresponsible little infants with multiple birth defects to

"be responsible".

Whadda maroon.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:37 PM

5. Exactly. How can someone be so smart & so incredibly dumb simultaneously?

His utopia of healthcare & taxes could work if America's population was under 100,000. Other than that it's a dystopia.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:40 PM

6. ... "and if that child is born with a heart defect, ...

... and poor parents, well she's just going to die as a baby. It's her own fault for not being responsible."

Is that what he meant to say?

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:58 PM

7. Why in the name of fuck is there a national prayer breakfast to begine with?

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:01 PM

8. This moron is just plain stupid...

he may have "book learning" but as a practical matter he is an idiot.

Yes, the Bible talks about tithing but it says nothing about the poor tithing. In fact the Bible talks much more about charity and helping the poor and sick than it does about tithing.

Further, as a doctor, he should be stripped of his license. To suggest that even a generous HSA system would EVER be able to cover more than the most basic health care (e.g. annual checkups, immunizations and the occasional cold or flu visit) is absurd. There is only one way this could ever work and that would be if a doctor visit was never more than $10, a prescription not more than $20, a diagnostic test nor more than $20 and open heart surgery not more than $500.

When this buffoon comes up with a plan to make that happen I'll listen. Until then I suggest he keep his mouth closed.

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