Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) went down to communist Cuba to get some ideas for health care here in the US. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. Of course, he fell for their Potemkin health care scam. This is how low today’s Democrats have sunk.
Harkin, a Democrat, recently spent a week in Cuba, apparently taking in all that the island prison has to offer. On his return, he told reporters that Cuba is a “poor country” — did he think they didn’t know this? — but gushed that “they have a lower child mortality rate than ours.”
“Their life expectancy is now greater than ours,” he said. “It’s interesting — their public health system is quite remarkable.”
Yes, right, because Cuba would never fudge its data to make itself look good. Communist dictatorships don’t traffic in propaganda. It’s just not in their DNA.
The National Journal reported that “Harkin, who made a 186-mile trek over the course of three days, also cited low infection rates in Cuban hospitals and the country’s success in reducing smoking among citizens through public health campaigns.”
Did it occur to the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee — who made the visit, according to the National Journal, “to check out how other countries are doing when it comes to public health” — that maybe he was given the VIP tour of Potemkin clinics and kept away from the wretched facilities that regular Cubans have to endure? Apparently not. Let’s take Harkin’s points one at a time.
Read the whole thing as it clearly demonstrates that Senator Harkin is a complete moron.