Here's the transcript from the portion of the exchange in which Will punks Reich, likely made easier by the fact that the latter is lying about his intentions, which makes it more difficult to defend his position:
ROBERT REICH, AMERICAN PROSPECT: The health insurers are not, George, you said they're popular and everybody likes their health insurer. They like their doctor. They hate their health insurer. And health insurance is going up in terms of rates 20, 30, 40, 50 percent in many states. In fact, Goldman Sachs just this past week has said to its many of its investors, "Invest in some insurance companies because they don't have competition, and they have, are exhibiting huge profits." That is money directly out of the pockets of Americans.I still haven't seem him have to answer for this despicable speech to Berkeley students on Sept. 26th, 2007. This proves beyond all doubt that Reich is advocating Obamacare through deception.
GEORGE WILL, ABC: A, you say they have huge profits. As you know, confiscate all the profits of all the health insurance companies, with those profits you could finance our healthcare for 48 hours. What you do for the next 363 days I don't know. Second, you say there's not enough competition? Fine, let them compete in a national market across state lines.
REICH: Yes, let them compete across state lines, fine. But not a race to the bottom. Set minimum federal standards because we've seen over and over again that the recipients of health insurance don't know what they are buying very often. Until there are common standards, minimal standards, then people are going to be taken. And that is what's happened over and over again.
WILL: There you have the premise of this legislation and the core of today's liberalism: the American people are such dopes they can't be counted upon to buy their own insurance.
Reich in 2007, telling an audience of young liberal Berkely students what a candidate running for president WOULD say if he could be honest about his / her intentions when it comes to government-run health care. Take note of what the young, intellectually "superior" Berkeley college students cheer for. They cheer for the death of their parents, paying more for health care, and actually dying earlier themselves as a result of government-run health care.
Robert Reich is a LIAR.
h/t to NewsBusters