On Fox News Ben Stein Calls Healthcare and Climate Change Hoaxes

Ben Stein went on Fox News recently to rail against the supposed socialism of the Obama administration. Stein claimed that the healthcare crisis and climate changes are hoaxes carried out by the Obama administration in order to allow the country to be turned into a socialist paradise.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

Stein was about if he thought the Obama administration was going grant a tax holiday, and he went off, “No, I don’t. This administration is about social control. It is about taking control from the individual and giving it to the state. That’s what the hoax about climate is about. That’s what the hoax about healthcare is about. That’s what the hoax about everything they are doing is about. That’s what the hoax about America is a bad country, and we are going to fix it and make it into a great socialist paradise. That’s what that’s all about. This administration is about a hoax that America is not a great country.”

In one statement, Stein confirmed that he is not a smart as people have always given him credit for. In one rant, he showed himself to be a fool who believes the nonsense about socialism being a threat to America, while also denying the healthcare and climate change problems. Does Stein realize what an out of touch fool he sounded like?

Stein represents views of many on the right. Instead of proposing solutions to our problems, people like Ben Stein bury their heads in the sand and pretend like they don’t exist. Of course for someone as wealthy as Stein there is no healthcare crisis, but for the people who can get insurance, or are battling rising costs, the healthcare crisis is not a hoax.

Republicans have been on an electoral losing streak because they would rather scream about socialism than provide any alternatives to Democratic proposals. Stein’s raving may appeal to the right wing, but to the rest of the political landscape his view point looks woefully out of step.

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  2. and repubs; the tide is turning; the dirty little secret of for-profit-healthcare has been exposed; it’s in the media and on the tip of everyone’s tongue. It’s an avalanche that’s rolling forward and stedily gaining momentum.. The average American is DEMANDING affordable healthcare, and WILL get it, sooner or later!

  3. Of course for someone as wealthy as Obama it is easy to pay for skyrocketing energy prices.

    The door swings both ways.
    By the way the dictionary definition of hoax is:
    Something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    Applied to this case, he probably means not that climate change is not a problem, but the way the Obama administration is playing on it, is deliberate trickery. The same goes for health care.

  4. It became pretty obvious Stein is not that smart, or becoming senile when a CNN interview in which he flippantly played to the camera re: the recent failed terrorism attempt. He criticized Obama for “wearing a polo shirt” during the Christmas season, and claimed that it was a sign that he not being “serious” enough. I think his hypocrisy was lost on him. Stein added that the bureaucracy in the CIA is just an example of the same bureaucrats who will be running health care. As if they should be anything else? Elected officials giving into lobby dollars perhaps?

    Either Ben Stein, a former speech writer for Nixon is not as smart as he has been given credit or he is morally bankrupt and sold out to the highest bidder.

    (Let’s remember that Nixon brought about a health care system in which health care providers/insurance made more money the more often they denied health care). Thank goodness the evil and inhumane practice of turning people down for such “pre-existing conditions” as acne, pregnancy, c-sections and spousal abuse, etc. , etc., is about to come to a long overdue end.

    Americans will and should be thanking Obama for generations to come.

  5. Gordon Brown: #climate-change sceptics are ‘flat-earthers’ – Telegraph: http://bit.ly/4wdScW

    Manufactured doubt: How fake science debunked real science on climate change, tobacco and more: A fascinating essay… http://bit.ly/7vGZaP

    Leading scientist says we’re solving nothing & offers a solution. http://tinyurl.com/yl7d9o7 (audio)

    James Murdoch: Clean energy is a conservative cause. http://tinyurl.com/yborlpl #tcot #p2

    “Among those who are actually doing the science, the “debate” about climate change is over.” http://bit.ly/7R0JEy #climategate

    and just as brilliant as Ben Stein. Sarah Palin will be remembered for ions to come: http://bit.ly/4ZpN7N

    CBC News – Health – Car exhaust, factory smoke linked to pneumonia: http://bit.ly/6nzE6t

    CBC News – Technology & Science – Battling climate change offers health benefits: http://bit.ly/6Ub7i5

    climateprogress: Inhofe’s hoax: Senator distorts meteorological study to show support for his global warming denial http://bit.ly/8NrSa3

    NY Post claimed emission cuts would “wreck the economy,” but CBO disagrees – http://shar.es/aIJO8

    Podcast: Daily Show’s Jason Jones & Samantha Bee, Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki joined by Al Gore: http://tinyurl.com/ydpsdue

    Oscar winning “An Inconvenient Truth” can be viewed online here: http://bit.ly/6It7ur

    New Orleans would have escaped Katrina if a scientist’s warning had been heeded. Let’s not make the same mistake on a global scale…

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