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Dr. Benjamin Carson Slams Obamacare At National Prayer Breakfast [Video]

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Washington, D.C. — Renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a self-described foe of political correctness and he proved it on Thursday: During the National Prayer Breakfast, he criticized Obamacare with Barack Obama sitting just two seats away from him.

Dr. Carson is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

In a wide-ranging speech that was inspirational and patriotic, Carson — who came from a poverty stricken background — touched on the need to accept personal responsibility, education, faith, runaway Washington spending, reforming the tax code without engaging in class warfare, and other issues.

You’ll note what appears to be a lot of negative body language coming from President Obama during Carson’s address.

Without referring to the law specifically, Dr. Carson’s comments about making the heathcare delivery system more efficient as opposed to more bureaucratic under Obamacare start at about the 21-minue mark :

“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. And they are going to learn very quickly how to be responsible.”

Carson conceded that HSAs are only part of a broader, non-bureaucratic solution to medical costs and providing appropriate insurance coverage without massive governmental intervention.

Many Americans already have set up self-funded HSAs on their own, and Carson’s idea would be an automatic expansion of that program.

Carson stressed that America can solve many of its societal problems because Americans are smart people.

At the beginning of his presentation, the doctor also declared that political correctness muzzles our founding principles of freedom of thought and freedom of expression.

He also asserted that the deficit and the national debt are huge problems, underscoring that moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility destroyed the powerful Roman empire from within and it can destroy America.

Watch Dr. Benjamin Carson’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast:

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31 Responses to “Dr. Benjamin Carson Slams Obamacare At National Prayer Breakfast [Video]”

  1. Paul Blake

    Yes I was having a hard time finding a version that did not have a negative headline too Dr. Carson was not being disrespectful just honest.

  2. Everett Plummer

    Perhaps there is still hope for this country if there are a few more like Ben Carson. He has renewed my faith in the American people. After four years of Barak Obama's insanity and four more years to look forward to I had become demoralized, asking myself "Is this really what The United States of America has come to? Have we become so lazy and unconcerned that we will let a man like Barack Obama ignore our laws and our constitution, show disdain for our flag and our national anthem? let him lie with impugnity? Usurp powers that he has no right to? I have a new hero: Ben Carson!

  3. Chris Bellsberg

    all about the hits nowadays…'shock' journalism a la Business Insider…

  4. Scott Schoonover

    I thought Obama was a visionary when I first heard him speak too. Then he got elected

  5. Scott Schoonover

    I will say he gave one hell of a speech though and I would probably vote for the guy. I am just assuming everything would change with him once he was in the WH too though.

  6. James Davidson

    I dont think Barry liked Dr.Carson's speech. He didn't shake his hand or even look at his when he was done. He was done with what the Dr. was saying at 20min.

  7. Scott Schoonover

    I agree 100% man. The Dr hit everything on the nose 100% though. I just feel like even if someone like him was elected, once they got into office their whole attitude would change. A lot of what Obama ran on in his initial election was not giving in to special interest groups and not having ear marks etc etc and then it all changed once he won….

  8. Jason Stowell

    Perhaps our immediate anger at something not worded to our "correctness" is exactly what Dr. Carson is talking about. Our focus shifts away from solutions when political correctness is given priority.

  9. Mary McMahon

    I know what you are saying, Scott. Obama fooled a lot of people and the media pushed him all the way and still runs interference for him, but Dr. Carson sure seems like the real deal. I was excited about Obama after his speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004 but as soon as he got in the Senate, I could see he was a phony, voting for the war,etc. etc. I think you are wise to be careful but for me, I just love hearing what Dr. Carson has to say. He seems to really care and has such refreshing good ideas and says what has needed to be said for so long. Time will tell, meanwhile I just love him.

  10. Mary McMahon

    This headline is just divisive and lets liberals dismiss him too easily. The media seems to favor keeping us divided. Being against PC doesn't mean being divisive, it just means being able to say what you really feel and think without double checking with the PC police. That is how you can address reality and hopefully do something about it. Dr. Carson's speech was about a lot more than just the health care issue. I know the media needs to grab our attention but they are a huge huge part of the problems we face.

  11. Nikki Heath

    My thinking is this, Scott, Obama wasn't/isn't a visionary, he has had an agenda to destroy this nation from the get-go. He has said that America is too big and needs to be brought down a few pegs to be par with the rest of the world. And, I believe all that is happening and has happened for the past 4 years is toward that goal to destroy this nation.