REP. ANTHONY WEINER: Name a single thing a private insurance company does to make anyone healthier, to save anyone money. Health insurance companies operate like they’re supposed to. They’re businesses. They operate to make profits. How do you make profits? By giving away as little, and collecting as much. It’s the opposite of the imperative that we have as the representatives of the people.
But this is so utterly predictable because you didn’t vote for Medicare. Your party didn’t vote for Social Security. You had control of the House, the Senate, the Judiciary, the presidency for eight years and you didn’t do anything.
No, I shouldn’t say that. You passed Medicare Part D, which said, let’s see if we give them enough money if they’ll do the right thing. Donut hole, anyone?
You know, this is like Jabberwocky, which was the language spoken in Alice in Wonderland, isn’t that right Mrs. Baldwin? Through the Looking Glass. You know, if you say these words enough, sooner or later they take on a little life of their own. Well, you can feel free to do that, but the American people know you’re standing in defense of a system that everyone knows is broken, everyone knows is too expensive, everyone knows doesn’t work, and we were elected to change that.