Rand Paul — Republican senatorial candidate from Kentucky and ophthalmologist — exercised some flawless logic while discussing health care while speaking at a town hall meeting last year. Go ahead, look for a flaw. I guarantee that you will not find a flaw…
"[I]f you think you have the right to health care, you are saying basically that I am your slave. I provide health care… My staff and technicians provide it… If you have a right to health care, then you have a right to their labor."
Okay, okay, okay. Granted, the word "slave" might be a tiny little bit of an over statement. Let's just call doctors under a universal health care system "indentured servants." Just so that nobody accuses us of hyperbole, okay?
By the way, this quote was dug up by a Louisville reporter who has put together a compendium of other interesting takes on the world from the mind and mouth of Rand Paul.
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