“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson slammed Democrats calling for universal healthcare by declaring he has “eternal healthcare” given to him by God.
Robertson went on the bizarre rant while complaining about California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’ call for Medicare for All.
“I already have health care. It’s given to me by God. Eternal health care. I’m guaranteed to be raised from the dead. I have life and immortality given to me by God through Jesus Christ,” Roberston told Fox Business Network.
“The temporary reprieve is not worth it,” he continued. “I'm telling [Kamala Harris], I have eternal health care, and it's free! Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die, too.”
Fox Business host Neil Cavuto pointed out that “people need healthcare.”
“I didn’t have health care for 50 years,” Robertson replied.
Americans increasingly back Medicare for All:
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in January found that 56% of Americans support a Medicare for All plan, in which all insurance would come from a single government plan. Roughly 74% of Americans back creating a government insurance program similar to Medicare while allowing people on private insurance to keep their coverage.
Other proposals were even more popular.
About 77% of Americans support allowing anyone over 50 to buy into Medicare.
About 75% of Americans said they want to allow people who don’t have employer-based coverage to buy into Medicaid.
Polls also show that voters back Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy to fund part of the healthcare expansion.
A Hill/Harris X poll found that 70 percent of Americans back Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to raise the top marginal tax rate on income earned over $10 million to 70 percent, including nearly half of Republicans.
Another poll from Morning Consult found that Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to tax wealth over $50 million at 2% a year is even more popular. About 61 percent of Americans said they back the proposal, including 50 percent of Republicans.
The only people not on board appear to be billionaires like Howard Schultz and the Fox Business crowd.
“Basically what you have in Ocasio-Cortez are Latin American values,” Fox Business pundit Peter Morici ranted on Tuesday. “Instead of us assimilating them, they are assimilating us. And they want to bring the kind of socialism that destroyed Venezuela, and frankly Mexico, here. You know, it isn’t that we’re going to become Venezuela, but we could easily become Mexico, and you won’t be able to go outside your door without getting shot.”