Nov. 23, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today in a statement praised Senate Republicans for blocking the confirmation of the recess-appointed Donald Berwick for head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, leading to him stepping down:
"As government continues to struggle to find a way to add 30 million people to the taxpayer-funded health care rolls thanks to ObamaCare in the midst of a sovereign debt crisis, Senate Republicans are to be praised for blocking the confirmation of Berwick, an official who believes rationing health care is inevitable. In 2009 he said, 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.'
"Berwick also was a radical redistributionist, who believed the only way to have a 'just, equitable, civilized, and humane' health plan was to 'redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate'. His doctrines were pure Marxism, and the only reason he even was allowed to serve was because he was recess-appointed by Barack Obama.
"Now Senate Republicans must be vigilant that whosoever Obama selects to replace Berwick is not just another radical extremist. The nation does not need anybody who believes it is just to take health care away from one person and give it to another as government sees fit."
Donald Berwick Nominee Alert, May 2010, Americans for Limited Government at http://www.getliberty.org/files/NomineeAlert%20-%20Donald%20%20Berwick%20-%20Administrator%20-%20CMMS%2005_04_10.pdf .
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