Conservative Congressman Dave Brat (Badass – VA), a member of the House Freedom Caucus — the same Dave Brat who historically defeated RINO Eric Cantor, formerly the second most powerful “Republican” in Congress, appeared on CNN with Kate Bolduan on Tuesday to discuss RINO Mitch McConnell’s utter failure to repeal Obamacare as Republicans promised to do for at least seven years.
Dave Brat, a member of the House Freedom Caucus who was an economics professor in his prior life, is for a clean repeal of Obamacare and replacing it with a free market competition system that works extremely well in every other industry — getting government out of the way — took a shot at CNN, questioning whether they know what the word “repeal” means and recommended that they look it up in the Webster’s Dictionary.
“The term ‘repeal,’ I wish CNN would look it up in Webster’s Dictionary so that in case anyone’s confused, repeal doesn’t mean, ‘Let’s keep all of Obamacare regulations,’ which is Obamacare. Repeal means you get rid of the regulations when even the architect who built Obamacare says we’re not repealing anything.
The term ‘repeal and replace,’ that doesn’t change the logic at all. Repeal means you’ve got to get rid of the piece where a young kid cannot go out and buy a cheap insurance policy right now — that’s just a fact — it’s loaded up with every goodie.”
Congressman Brat further educated the liberal CNN audience and host, noting that having health insurance “coverage” does not equate to having “health care” when millions have policies with deductibles so high that they can’t use them because of Obamacare.
Bolduan asked Rep. Dave Brat what his message he’d give to the Republicans in the Senate right now, and he knocked the question out of the park, even squeezing in a Tiger Woods/LASIK eye surgery analogy on how the free market will lower costs when you get the government out of the way:
“Think Adam Smith and James Madison, follow the Constitution. Most of this power belongs to the States. We should not be running things out of the Fed when everything’s upside-down and you’re already a hundred trillion in unfunded liabilities and $20 trillion in debt.
I don’t think you want the government building your house for you or building your car — they shouldn’t be running the health policy for one-fifth of the economy. That is the fatal conceit — [Friedrich Hayek — to think that in this mind we can structure one-fifth of the economy in a week or two. That is just the fatal conceit.
Keep it simple, let the market do the job right. When Tiger Woods has his LASIK surgery it was six grand ($6,000), now it’s down to $450. That’s what the market could do for you. Let’s let that logic run.”