Of course, it’s about “control(ling) the people.” Anyone who has studied and followed the far left has known this for decades.
But John Dingell just said so. Anyone who hears this clip can no longer claim ignorance.
Answering a brilliant left-imitating rhetorical question from Paul W. Smith (more info here) at Detroit’s WJR, Dingell explains why many ObamaCare items don’t take effect until 2014 (HTs to Michelle Malkin and Hot Air):
Paul W. Smith: Are we readly to let 72,000 more people die in our country, if 18,000 died, or whatever the number is, a figure that anyone comes up with, per year because of a lack of health insurance or health care, when this bill doesn’t basically take effect until 2014?
John Dingell: Paul W, we’re not ready to be doing it. But let me remind you that this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”
The rest of what Dingell says has to do with the GOP’s supposed lack of alternatives. Horse manure.
UPDATE: Especially since Mr. Dingell is from Michigan, here’s a question — How can anyone with a freedom-loving conscience conceivably defend buying a new car from General Motors or Chrysler? It’s one thing to bit the hand that feeds you; it’s quite another to effectively feed the hand that has said that it will control you — and in fact has said that the only thing stopping it from controlling you right now is the administrative difficulty of making that control airtight.