Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said a recent comment by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu proves that liberals want to use Obamacare to set America on a “path” toward socialized medicine.
Speaking to a large crowd in Louisiana on Friday, Landrieu, D-La., defended her vote on the Affordable Care Act, saying she “would vote for it [again] tomorrow.”
Landrieu noted that her state has “more working people that are poor” than any other state, adding, “When people ask me what kind of health care people need, I think they need something they can afford,” Landrieu said, according to the American Press.
“It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain … and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away,” she said.
Socialized medicine, she means.
Which is exactly what provoked a response from Jindal who tweeted:
U.S. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., told the same crowd that Obamacare is “likely to collapse under its own weight,” and that he would like to see it defunded, the article said.
According to the paper, the following exchange took place between the two lawmakers:
The plan, he said, puts “one-sixth of our economy” under government control.
Landrieu disagreed, saying it is “not a government takeover.”
“It is a private-sector model of insurance for people like all of us,” she said.
For a good laugh, read: “Darrell Issa tweets list: Reasons not to stop Obamacare.”
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