Former Vice President Joe Biden came out as a champion of Obamacare during the second Democratic presidential debate. Yet he went even further, calling for insurance executives “who totally oppose my plan” to be put in jail.
“I have the only plan that limits the ability of insurance companies to charge unreasonable prices, flat out, number one. Number two, we should put some of these insurance executives who totally oppose my plan in jail, for the 9 billion opioids they sell out there,” Biden declared.
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden says he wants to jail private citizens who do not go along with his health care plan pic.twitter.com/Bpl8QCZYrf
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 1, 2019
While the former vice president may have meant to only target insurance executives ostensibly responsible for the opioid crisis, he actually called for the jailing of execs who “totally disagree” with his plan.
In an era of increasing political polarization, where groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center demonize and ostracize people for disagreeing with their political stances, Biden’s call for the imprisonment of people who disagree with him is not just un-American, it’s dangerous.
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