Colbert on healthcare reform: ‘Nationalize the poor’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 9:30 EDT
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Some have suggested that failing banks will need to nationalized. Colbert applies that idea to healthcare reform. “If we’re investing in the poor with my money I say that makes me a shareholder and I should have a right to liquidate my assets and I will take them in the form of new livers. Because this new tax policy is driving me to drink. And I’m sure I’ll need other organs because it hasn’t stopped me from driving,” argued Colbert.

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Mar. 3, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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