Paul Krugman Steps in It On Socialized Medicine
In the socialized medicine equivalent of Prosecutor Chris Darden asking O.J. to try on the glove, liberal economist Paul Krugman didn't quite get the response he expected when he asked the Canadians in the audience at a forum on universal healthcare what they thought of their government-run healthcare system:
PAUL KRUGMANLOL! Our friend Morning's Minion's favorite economist gets sandbagged on Morning's Minion's favorite issue. Sad that.
And private insurance? That’s the thing, I— Actually, can I just —I wanted to ask a question. And—
JOHN DONVAN [MODERATOR]
—and I wanted to ask, actually two questions, to the audience. First, how many Canadians, would Canadians in the room please raise your hands. [ONE PERSON APPLAUDS, LAUGHTER]
We have about seven hands going up—
Okay, not as many as I thought. Okay, of those of you who are not on the panel who are Canadians,, how many of you think you have a terrible health care system. [PAUSE] One, two—
We see—almost all of the same hands going up. [LAUGHTER]
Bad move on my part. [APPLAUSE]
If the government-run health care system doesn't fit, you must demit.