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Santorum: National Health Care Means Voter Genocide

There's never a bad time for a ridiculous remark from Rick Santorum.
Santorum: National Health Care Means Voter Genocide
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If what Rick Santorum says is true, all those old folks with "Get your hands off my Medicare!" signs would be dead, right?

Speaking at a Young Americans for Freedom event on Friday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) offered an unusual assessment of what happens when “the government is going to be the principal provider of health care for the country.” “It’s actually a pretty clever system,” the former presidential candidate explained, “Take care of the people who can vote and people who can’t vote, get rid of them as quickly as possible by not giving them care so they can’t vote against you.”

Santorum’s suggestion that elected officials will provide health care to their own voters while getting “rid of” the opposing party’s voters followed a more banal warning that conservatives must fight programs that expand health care because they tend to be popular: “When Thatcher ran for prime minister she said — remember this, this is the Iron Lady — she said, ‘The British national health care system is safe in my hands.’ She wasn’t going to take on health care, because she knew once you have people getting free health care from the government, you can’t take it away from them.”

If you can actually figure out how this works, let me know. Otherwise I'm going to assume Ricky is channeling incoherent Orwell.

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