Real Time's New Rules for July 24, 2009. Good one this week.
Maher: And finally, New Rule, not everything in America has to make a profit. You know, if conservatives get to call universal health care socialized medicine, I get to call private for profit health care soulless vampire bastards making money off human pain. Now I know what you're thinking. But Bill, the profit motive is what sustains capitalism. Yes. And our sex drive is what sustains the human species, but we don't try to f$#k everything. It's okay for some things to remain nonprofit just when like when it comes to sexual relations, some people are off limits, like your cousin, or your sister, or if you're a leading Republican, your wife.
Did you know that the United States is ranked fiftieth in the world in life expectancy. And the forty nine loser countries where they live longer than us, oh it's hardly worth it. They may live longer, but they live shackled to the tyranny of nonprofit health care. Here in America, you're not coughing up blood little Bobby. You're coughing up freedom.
The problem with President Obama's health care plan isn't socialism, it's capitalism. When did the profit motive become the only reason to do anything? When did that become the new patriotism? Ask not what you could do for your country. Ask what's in it for Blue Cross-Blue Shield.
Now if we could just get our politicians to speak as honestly on the subject. And on a side note, Rachel Maddow is going to be on next week.