Judge Jeanine: 'If ObamaCare Is Great, Why Isn't the Gov't Enrolled?'
Last night, the House voted in favor of a bill that would keep the government funded until mid-December, while delaying ObamaCare for a year. Judge Jeanine Pirro harshly criticized the health care law in her Opening Statement. She also asked people on the street what they know about ObamaCare. Check it out in the video above. Plus, watch 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' Saturdays and Sundays at 9p ET on Fox News Channel!
There was a time in this country when civility reigned. When dignity and decorum were simply a given. When the president of the United States conducted himself in a manner befitting the highest office of the greatest nation in the world.
This week, the ObamaCare debate rages on. The president of the United States lowering himself to a level rarely, if ever, seen in American politics. His comments laced with ridicule and sarcasm.
President Obama: “And now they've gone beyond just holding Congress hostage, they're holding the whole country hostage.”
But it gets better. Take a listen to his top adviser, his head cheerleader Nancy, his Senate majority leader and the guy who invented the Internet.
Bombs strapped to chests? Arsonists? Terrorists? You call people terrorists? You want to talk terrorist? How about shipping thousands of assault weapons to the Mexican drug cartels for free - which are then used to massacre both Americans and Mexican civilians? Might that qualify as terrorism?
And anarchists? You force us to purchase insurance, fine us if we don't, hire 16 thousand new IRS agents to come after us - something your IRS has already been doing against your political enemies. And we're the anarchists?
What's with the name calling? It's beneath you. Or at least beneath the office that you hold.
Mr. President, I think we can all agree that your signature legislation was written by a committee whose own chairman didn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it, who then exempted themselves.
Do you really think forcing young people to buy health insurance will cover the health care costs of the additional 30 million people? Without adding a single doctor? How are you going to do that? Who's going to run this mess? Houdini?
Mr. President, I walked in the heart of New York City, 6th Avenue, part of the liberal Northeast. A bastion of the Democratic Party, a place you can count on. I asked people about ObamaCare. And I gotta tell you, no one understands it!
It's no wonder the polls continuously reflect disapproval of your landmark legislation. They don't want it. They don't like it. And they can't afford it.
It's a national joke!
Do you remember in your sales pitch, you promised ObamaCare would lower premiums for families by $2,500, that no one would have to change their doctor, and that we could keep our current plan, and that it will not hurt jobs?
Here's the inconvenient truth. As a direct result of ObamaCare, more than 300 companies have already either eliminated jobs, or reduced full time jobs to part time jobs.
You promised we could keep our doctors, but those health care exchanges –the ones that begin this Tuesday – they don’t even identify the doctors! And what about the doctors closing up shop or cutting back on patients because they can't keep up with the paperwork
And affordable? Many across the country will face hikes of 30, 40, 50 percent or more!
Did your lawyer, ‘In-Over-His-Head Holder,’ review your landmark legislation? To me it sounds like he did because every time it's supposed to be rolled out, there's another problem and another delay.
Could you do me a favor? Could you give him a little note from me? You cannot change a law passed by Congress without congressional approval! You can't just say, ‘okay, this one’s not going to work so forget about it.’
And you dig your heels in even more by ridiculing anyone who opposes your law as rich fat cats who've already got good health care.
President Obama: “Some of the Tea Party's biggest donors, some of the wealthiest men in America, are funding a cynical ad campaign trying to convince young people not to buy health care at all. I mean, think about it. These are billionaires several times over. You know they've got good health care.”
Mr. President, with all due respect, if your health care plan is so great, why aren't you enrolled in it? Why don't you change course a little and lead by example?
If your plan is so great, why did you exempt your union buddies? You know, the ones who helped you get elected? And if it's so great, why are Congress and federal employees not enrolled in it?
You want to talk fat cats? It seems to me like you guys are the fat cats, and we're the peons who have to pay for this mess that will do nothing but enslave our children and grandchildren for generations to come.
And then you trash Fox News Channel because we call you out on it? Mr. President, you're not talking to me, are you? You're not talking to me?
Mr. President, I'm not the only one here.