On Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, Baltimore neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson addressed the audience for almost a half hour, and his speech contained some criticisms of class warfare and Obamacare, all while President Obama — one of the biggest proponents of both — sat five feet away.

A couple of examples:

DR. CARSON: What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.

We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course you’ve got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, ‘Well that’s not fair because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.’ Where does it say you’ve got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don’t need to hurt him. It’s that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs.

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DR. CARSON: Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed — pretax — from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members, so that when you’re 85 years old and you got six diseases, you’re not trying to spend up everything. You’re happy to pass it on and there’s nobody talking about death panels.

Number one. And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money. Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care.

Video of the entire speech is below. At about the 26 minute mark, does Obama doze off, or is he just looking down? (adding Dr. Carson’s medical office address to the drone strike target list perhaps?)

Update: Ace points out that Carson was the first doctor to develop a method to successfully separate Siamese twins.

And Obama later became the first community organizer to subsequently develop a method to accelerate the speed at which those separated twins could end up on food stamps.

Comments

10 Responses to “Neurosurgeon whacks class warfare and government health care while Obama sits next to him”

  1. SignPainterGuy on February 9th, 2013 5:48 pm

    Well, Barry`s Enemies List just got a new addition !

  2. jeffythequick on February 9th, 2013 10:39 pm

    It might just be easier to have a friends list for him. Just grab all those that donated to him, and the rest are candidates for drone strikes.

  3. SignPainterGuy on February 9th, 2013 10:59 pm

    Barry does exhibit laziness, except for flapping his jaws and play time. I wonder why he doesn`t go for the easier route ?

  4. SignPainterGuy on February 10th, 2013 3:18 am

    pResident Gutsy Call usually makes sure (or it`s done for him) that he is the smartest one in the room (for Rio Linda-ites, that`s a room full of morons), so how did the good Dr get invited, much less asked to speak ? Did Dr Carson pull a fast one and promise to talk about the benefits of skeeting all the time ? – Believers in Keynesian Economics live longer ? – ObamaScare WILL save you money and you can keep your Drs and Ins. policies ?

    If so, boy did he slip one over on the Smartest Pres. EVAH ! And how long will the good Dr be allowed to continue his practice without some surprise new regs and taxes hammering him down ? He has left the plantation and from the looks of things, Barry wasn`t pleased to hear it ….

  5. swede on February 10th, 2013 10:12 am

    "so how did the good Dr get invited, much less asked to speak ? Did Dr Carson pull a fast one and promise to talk about the benefits of skeeting all the time ?"

    My guess is he slipped under team Obamama's radar. He's a black doctor from Baltimore after all – so he must be a koolaid drinking Barrycare prog.

    27 minutes of wisdom, sound reasoning and common sense right in Barry's face! Oooo that's gonna leave a mark.

  6. SignPainterGuy on February 10th, 2013 3:15 pm

    The only alarm bell I hear from the Dr`s speech concerned the taxpayer funding to HSAs; "Number one. And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money."

    I don`t object to it entirely, but it could be a slippery slope into another welfare entitlement boondoggle.

    Well, now that I think of it, the electronic med. card could be a hackable mess too !

    The speech overall HAD to leave several marks on the Marx-ist-in-Chief !

  7. Joyanna Adams on February 10th, 2013 9:06 pm

    Wow…thank you so much Mr. Powers for postiing that magnificent speech. It had to take some courage to stand so close to Obama and dare to give such a slap in the face.to the POTUS….and the look on Obama's face at the end, when a black man was talking about the fight at Fort McHenry., and how proud the Dr. was of the American flag and what it stood for…..was chilling. Notice…he hardly clapped at all.

    God bless the good doctor, who we found out, is leaving seeds of education and doing more for the kids than our govenment.

    I wouldn't doubt if Obama tries to shut it down…now that he knows about it.

  8. internal medicine on February 28th, 2013 8:08 am

    I've heard this news and I think his speech really talks reality.

  9. Jules on March 14th, 2013 12:49 pm

    "When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed" No. How about a life?

  10. llddas on November 23rd, 2013 3:43 pm

    Number one. And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money.
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