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Harry Reid: government-controlled health care is more important than curing cancer

That’s a video of Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at a Democrat press conference. The Republicans in the House have passed a multitude of bills to fund critical areas of government, but the Democrats have rejected them all. This time, a CNN journalist asks about one bill that funds NIH research to cure cancer. Watch the video!

Washington Free Beacon has the transcript for those who can’t see the video: (H/T Letitia)

DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer unable to go to clinical trials. The House is presumably going to pass a bill that funds at least the NIH. Given what you’ve said, will you at least pass that? And if not, aren’t you playing the same political games that Republicans are?

HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –

BASH: I’m just asking a question.

So Harry Reid must be in charge of health care, and that it is worth letting children die of cancer. He can’t trust you and I to earn our own money and buy our own health care in a free market – he has to choose how much much we can earn and how much health care we can pay for. And if a few hundred or a few thousand or a few million children have to die in order for him to get that control over our lives, then so be it. It’s a very telling glimpse into the mind of a socialist. How dare you question his authority to control your life? You’re irresponsible and reckless to demand answers from your betters, you peon. You should be grateful for Harry Reid’s wise oversight.

But you know what the government does have money for during a shutdown? $2,163 for a “massage chair”.

Shutdown doesn’t hurt you? Then they’ll make it hurt you

In fact, the Democrats are so worried that none of us will care about their stupid shutdown of government that actually have barricaded off public memorial monuments to keep world war II veterans from visiting them!

Obama barricades war memorial to keep veterans out

Obama barricades open-area war memorial to keep veterans out

Fortunately, Republican legislators like Michele Bachmann and Louie Gohmert intervened to make sure that veterans who had traveled to Washington to visit the monument were allowed in. They smashed the barricades down and let the veterans inside.

Michele Bachmann:

Republican congressman Pete King even distracted police to sneak some of the veterans in.  The “Park Police” explained that they might press charges against the Republican legislators for breaking down the barricades to let the vets in. That all happened on Monday, but on Tuesday, the Democrats decided to pay union members to protest against the world war II veterans for breaking into the memorial area. I wouldn’t believe that this happened, except that there is a video.

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