Senator Johnson: Obamacare ‘Greatest Assault On Freedom In Our Lifetime’


sen-ron-johnsonSen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) called Obamacare the “greatest assault on freedom in our lifetime” in an interview with the Atlas Society.

“I think Americans are a little bit like frogs in that pot of water,” he said. “The water’s being brought up to boil.” He said he ran for Senate in 2010 because of President Barack Obama’s health care law, which he called “greatest assault on freedom in our lifetime.” He said that “collectively” Americans were suffering from Stockholm Syndrome due to the loss of their freedoms.

“So we’re going to the Supreme Court, begging them please, please allow us this one last shred of freedom,” he said. “Allow us the freedom to decide what product we’re going to purchase or not purchase. And unfortunately for Americans, for our freedoms, we were denied that right.”

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the health care law in July and there is not currently a way to repeal it, given President Barack Obama’s reelection and the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Johnson told the Objectivist group that he “absolutely” saw parallels between the plot of the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged” and current events, citing CEOs’ support for the group “Fix The Debt,” which favors raising taxes on the rich. Johnson said that major CEOs would get paid more to cover their higher taxes, while CEOs of smaller companies would be hit hard.


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  1. This poor slob has no fathom what freedom really is and when someone is treated for their illness instead of being left to suffer, we can exclaim that Freedom is Great.

  2. #1 you are an imbacile and an igneramous!!!!!!! go do your research on what it will do to the whole system, do you have any European relatives?

  3. What good is it to qualify for all necessary care in principle while being denied much of it by faceless bureaucrats in real time. Nothing but a consumer fraud.

    Watch for withholding of payments to doctors and patients for a zillion reasons, due to alleged cost control.

    The elderly, the obese, eaters of unapproved foods, and who knows who else, will be made to walk the plank at the whim of our ever-helpful government.

  4. #3. A dictionary would have served you well above. Fortunately, we have more educated people who understand the “system” and will do all they can to protect the innocent lives who are in need of health care.