Boom: Dr.Ben Carson – “Obamacare Worst Thing Since Slavery”

Published on October 12, 2013

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson unleashed his strongest  attack yet on Obamacare on Friday, saying that President Barack Obama’s  signature domestic policy achievement was “the worst thing that has happened in  this nation since slavery.”

“It is slavery, in a way, because it is  making all of us subservient to the government,” Carson, who retired in May from  the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, said at a speech  at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington. “It was never about  healthcare. It was about control.

“That’s why, when this administration took office, it didn’t matter that  the country was going off the cliff economically, all forces were directed  toward getting this legislation passed,” Carson added, with his comments drawing  much applause from the event’s 2,000 attendees.

“Why did they want to pass it so badly?” before answering with a comment from  Vladimir Lenin. “He said that socialized medicine is the keystone to the  establishment of a Socialist state. That’s the problem.”

The summit,  which ends on Sunday, is sponsored by the Family Research Council, the  Washington-based Christian right-leaning think tank that the Southern Poverty  Center has labeled an anti-gay hate group.

Other sponsors include such  nonprofit organizations as the Heritage Foundation, the American Family  Association, American Values, and Liberty Counsel Action.

Among those  speaking on Friday included Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of  Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Tim Scott of South  Carolina. Others included House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin  and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

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