In Farah's latest column, he calls for the government to be shut down as long as possible in order to prevent this looming "future dependency and serfdom."
"In some future conflict within government, how will Americans feel about being deprived of life-saving health care?" asks Farah. "It's not a far-fetched scenario."
"Harry Reid said he didn’t care about saving the lives of children battling cancer. He wouldn’t vote to fund the program. In a future dispute over what deserves funding and what doesn’t, is it hard to imagine another Harry Reid holding Americans hostage by using the government's monopoly on health care and threatening to shut all medical services down?"
And right off the bat, Farah is flat out lying once again.
Reid has consistently chastised House Republicans for trying to cherry-pick which government programs they would provide funding for one by one, but this is an exceptionally far cry away from saying he doesn't care about saving lives.
In fact, as has been pointed out several times, if the G.O.P. House succeeded in defunding or delaying the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, many of those aforementioned children wouldn't be receiving treatment at all.
Not that the truth ever mattered to Joseph Farah.