Boehner: Health Care ‘Greatest Threat To Freedom I’ve Seen In Last 19 Years’

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November 5, 2009 8:03 a.m.

House Minority Leader John Boehner addressed the tea party crowd on Capitol Hill today, telling them that health care reform is “the greatest threat to freedom” he’s seen as a congressman.

“This bill is the greatest threat to freedom that I’ve seen in the 19 years I’ve been in Washington,” he said.

Which freedom?

“The freedom to buy health insurance on your own,” and choose your own doctor, he said.

He also called town hall protests this August a “rebellion.”

“The town hall rebellion wasn’t about one political party or another. It was a simple statement by Americans that they love our country,” he said.

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