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Good evening everybody I'm David -- thank you for joining us kicking off tonight.
Kicking up through the door that is the phrase that Nancy -- he's now using for health care legislation.
Talking about the upcoming vote in the house speaker Pelosi was quoted in the Washington Post blog yesterday saying quote.
My biggest fight -- been between those who wanted to do something in her -- and those who wanted to do something comprehensive.
We won that fight and once we -- through this door there'll be more legislation to follow so.
Want legislation will follow -- bigger -- she's been very clear about that over the years.
Exactly what she wants is a world without private health insurance she believes the government can do a better job the shorthand for this.
Is single Payer.
Where the government completely replaces a private sector -- the middle man that actually pays your health care bills like Medicare for everybody that's -- Barney Frank once called it.
Now forget whether Medicare for everybody would actually lead to the same kind of problems of waste and fraud that Medicare has as we know what.
What what happened to all the folks who are now employed by private insurers if we went to single Payer.
Well they're close to half a million folks directly employed by private insurers in this country.
And if we extrapolate from that the way the administration didn't counting workers the auto industry there must be well over a million jobs that are hanging in the balance.
What happens to those jobs if the government takes over they go away.
Presumably replaced by government workers paid for by higher taxes.
And since it takes about twice as much money to pay bureaucrat to do what a private sector worker does.
The government would have to squeeze a lot more out of the private sector pay you for all those new government jobs now that needs.
The private sector would have less money available to hire folks.
And this brings us back to a promise the president made in his last State of the Union Address in which.
He promised to focus on jobs first and health care later.
He also said that it is the private sector that creates jobs in this country not the public sector.
The true engine of job creation in this country.
Will always be America's business.
But replacing private insurers would one massive government insurance agency would be a direct violation of that pledge.
That's why there is now a scramble inside about way to move this health care bill forward without but -- actually voting on it.
Politicians realize that folks care a lot more about private sector jobs and they do.
About changing health care.
And they don't want their fingerprints.
On a bill that moves us closer to a government takeover of health care.
Nancy Pelosi may be willing to kick down doors to get single -- that Americans don't want but.
Scoreboard suspects that there are a lot of Democrats in congress who don't even want to knock on.
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