A republican group on facebook posted this picture[link]
Germany got universal health care from its Health Insurance Bill of 1883, HITLER WAS BORN IN 1889...!!!
So please republicans, if you have a legitimate beef with the universal coverage, okay, that is one thing, but do not LIE and say Hitler gave Germany universal health care when Hitler was NOT EVEN BORN when Germany got universal health care, I COMMEND Germany for having the oldest universal health coverage than any other country in Europe, SO PLEASE Republicans, stop trying to tie the great system to Hitler, a system that, as stated, was implemented BEFORE HITLER WAS EVEN BORN.
There is absolutely NO CONNECTION, between Germany having universal health care, and genocides that occurred under Hitler; it is just another Republican attempt to rewrite history and another attempt to make anything "German... " be tied to Hitler. The notion that the genocides were to pay for the health care system is absurd as much as it is ludicrous and shows a deep ignorance of history….
What troubled me more is, if you read the comments, there are literally dozens of people who believe that Obama is just like Hitler and that health care will lead to genocide… really?
Another European the right loves is Churchill..
the man who said
"The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear. Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion. Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available."
March 2, 1944
... so basically Republicans favorite Brit was for a universal health system, and their favorite boogy man had nothing to do with Germany's health care? fun stuff..
..goes back to my liberal, progressive, democratic socialist cave.
As always comrades,
Let knowledge be that truth, which portrays humanity, condemns malevolence; that respects the differences in others while abandoning the hatred and misconceptions of the past.