The irony of this one might just make your head explode: Mittens praises Israel’s socialized health care systemPosted: July 30, 2012
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney offered praise for the Israeli health care system today — a medical plan that has been socialized since its founding in 1948.
Romney, who championed the Massachusetts health care mandate, but is an opponent of the federal mandate passed by President Barack Obama, marveled at how little Israel spends on health care relative to the United States.
“Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? Eight percent,” Romney told donors at a fundraiser at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, speaking of a health care system that is compulsory for Israelis and funded by the government. “You spend eight percent of GDP on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18% of our GDP on health care. Ten percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, compare that with the size of our military — our military which is four percent — four percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of GDP. We have to find ways — not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to find and manage our health care costs.”
Romney has explained that he opposes ObamaCare because what worked in Massachusetts may not work for other states. Highlighting the success of the Israeli system — in a country that enjoys one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world — could complicate matters for Romney at home.
Do ya think…?!
So which is it? Is Mittens an idiot, an ass-kisser, a lying sack o’shit, or a hypocrite? I’m beginning to rule out “hypocrite.” Being a hypocrite starts with the assumption that one has a set of values he is willing to subvert. Since Mittens doesn’t believe in anything but money, I’m not sure it’s technically accurate to call him a hypocrite. He is all about money: how to get it, how to spend it, how to avoid paying taxes on it. Sociopath, maybe?!