Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNSNews.com today that the health-care law that President Barack Obama signed last March is a “platform” for a building single-payer health system in the U.S.
During a newsmakers program at the National Press Club on Monday, Conyers said that after discussing the issue with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) he voted for the health-care law because he saw it as a necessary “platform” for building toward a single-payer health-care system in the United States.
An ends to a means…or as Rahm Emanuel said, “the objective is what’s important, not the means.”
The objective? Single payer health care.
Micheal Moore (granted, not the smartest nut in the bunch) understands the strategy:
I take all of the things that make me nervous about the decisions that Obama has made, and I look and them through that lens – that it’s some kind of master plan. It’s like his continued support of a government-run option for health care. If a true public option is enacted – and Obama knows this – it will eventually bring about a single-payer system, because the profit-making insurance companies won’t be able to compete with a government plan and make the profits they want to make. At some point most of them will probably have to bow out of the business.
Oh, they waxed philosophically about the public option NOT being an ends to a means, they even set up a website where fellow comrades to turn in those who dared to criticize Obama and his socialized medicine goals.
But in the end we all knew it was true…and Rep. Conyers just spilled the beans.