Rush Limbaugh, who's seen as the leader of the Republican party by most people in the country, thinks our health care crisis is caused by "exercise freaks" who's broken bones and sprained ankles are stressing the health care system. Listen:
Rush also thinks we're going to end up with single payer, contrary to the continued assertions of President Obama that you'll always be able to keep the insurance you have if you like it:
There will be no private insurance once they get a public option. That's the dirty little secret. There will be no competition. That's the dirty little secret. What public — once a public option is in place, the insurance companies are not going to be able to compete. It's — they're not even going to try. The insurance companies are going to try to offload. Once there is a public option, you're going to see the insurance companies get out of it and get on board the government plan for a whole host of reasons. The dirty little secret here is that the idea of a public option is to end up with a single payer and that's the federal government.
It's interesting to see how out of touch the leader of the Republican party is, blaming the health care crisis on "exercise freaks" and lying about the President's plan. It's also interesting to see what Rush isn't doing here: Offering his solution to the health care crisis. It's fitting that the leader of the Republican party also has no new ideas.