Rand Paul: Obamacare Drafters had 'Small Brains'

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 10:41 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul acknowledged that the lawmakers who crafted Obamacare may have had their hearts in the right place, but their “small brains” prevented the law from containing effective reforms, reports The Washington Times.

During an appearance Monday on “The Daily Show,” Paul laid out his misgivings about the Affordable Care Act, claiming it might do the most damage to those who need it the most.

“I’m afraid it’s going to be unaffordable and that’s the real problem,” Paul told John Oliver, has taken over hosting duties during Jon Stewart’s absence.

“I’m afraid that everyone will pay a lot more for insurance.

And I think precisely the people it was intended to help it may well hurt, because they may not be able to afford it.”

Paul said he’s convinced the law will have negative consequences.

“I call it the dinosaur syndrome,” Paul said.

“We have a lot of politicians who have really small brains and really big hearts. And they want to do what’s right, but I don’t think it’s going to work.”

In a lighter moment, Oliver told Paul there would be no discussion on whether or not the senator would be mounting a presidential run in 2016.

“Because it’s the year 2013, so I don’t care,” Oliver quipped.






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