Rep. Shadegg: You know, it occurs to me, and I’ll go through these other scandals very quickly, but what we’re really getting here is we’re not just getting single-payer care. We’re getting full on Russian gulag, Soviet-style gulag health care [...] It appeared in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal. You can Google it. You can pick up the phone and call Kim Strassel. You can ask her about Soviet-style gulag health care in America, where powerful politicians protect their constituents. (h/t Think Progress)
Dissident Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn revealed the world of the gulags to Western readers. During Stalin's reign of terror, the gulags held as many as 20 million people. At least 1.5 million were killed in the camps. Apparently some feel free to liken periods of mass murder during the 20th century to the attempt to increase quality, affordable health care coverage for all Americans.