“When you think of the campaign that’s been launched against the public option by the insurance industry — because they can’t take the competition. Anyone who had any doubts about the need for such an option need only look at the health insurance industry this week.” –House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Pelosi is reduced to taunting and threatening anyone opposed to her schemes, saying that it only further makes the case for a government-run “public option” for health insurance. But how could any industry compete with the federal government’s ability to run at a deficit forever? She went on to mock the “discredited” AHIP report. No one has actually discredited the report, mind you, Pelosi only says it’s been discredited.