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GOP Rep: Obamacare Makes America More Like North Korea

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During the conversation, Brat responded to a PolitiFact article, which took issue with a statement he'd made on March 17. Brat had said repealing Obamacare would save America more than $2 trillion, a statement that PolitiFact, a fact-checking project run by the Tampa Bay Times, disputed and said was false.

Brat disagreed with PolitiFact's conclusions and told Larson that moving away from a free market economy was endangering America.

“Look at every country in the world,” Brat said. “Look at North Korea and South Korea. It’s the same culture, it’s the same people, look at a map at night, half the, one of the countries is not lit, there’s no lights, and the bottom free-market country, all Koreans, is lit up. See you make your bet on which country you want to be, right? You want to go free market.”

“We have poverty on the rise because we’re moving away from free markets,” Brat added.

Brat also said business was a “morally good calling” but lamented that that message wasn’t being taught in schools, which, he maintained was problematic.

Listen to the audio below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch: