George Miller, Democratic Representative from California, had this to say on the House floor in defense of Obamacare and against the House vote to repeal it:
Has anybody, any family in America, any single mother, any spouse, any child, any grandparent, met a more bureaucratic system than the American health care system? There is no more bureaucratic system!
Everyone has been run around the block by their insurance company, it’s something they all share. It’s almost the problems they share with their cable company. Not quite, it’s not as dramatic here. Because this is life and death, this is the security of your family, this is whether or not you can change jobs, this is whether or not your children will be protected, this is whether or not your parents will be able to afford the prescription drugs. Because that is what this legislation enables and gives the freedoms to American families to have. Repeal, we’d go back into the clutches of these bureaucrats spread across the world.
Nobody wants to go back there, ladies and gentlemen. They’ve been there for 50 years and health care costs have gone up faster than any other segment in our economy. Faster than anything you can imagine. Faster than a speeding rocket, faster than a speeding airplane, faster than Superman. Health care costs have gone up because of the insurance bureaucracies.
This may be one of the most asinine statements made in D.C. Ever. I know that is a high bar, but Rep. Miller managed to clear it. Here is how:
1. He rails against the private insurance bureaucracy. He fails to recognize that the private insurance bureaucracy is the product of massive government regulation and mandates.
2. Obamacare forces people to buy private insurance, the same system he lambastes. He therefore denounces the very system that he wants to force people into.