'Daily Show' Features Breitbart News Editor in Obamacare Critique
On Monday, Jon Stewart’s Daily Show featured Breitbart News Senior Editor-At-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer in a segment critiquing the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
After making several jokes about Obamacare’s myriad technical failures, Stewart said, “If the only metric that measures success is money, there is one thing about Obamacare I think conservatives can appreciate,” said Stewart.
The show then cut to a Fox News segment featuring Schweizer discussing his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.
While making a point about the crony capitalist kickbacks included in Obamacare, Schweizer said a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that “within a few years, big health insurance companies are going to get an extra $220 billion a year in revenue, thanks to Obamacare.”
“And the best part is no one gets tasered…once they fix that part of the website,” joked Stewart.
Monday marks the second time this year Stewart has favorably featured Schweizer on his program.
In April, Stewart lambasted Congress and President Barack Obama for quietly killing a key provision of the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act that would have required federal officials to post their already publicly available financial disclosures online to increase transparency and ensure bureaucrats do not engage in insider trading, crony kickbacks, or doling out lucrative contracts to friends, family, or associates. In that segment, Stewart featured a 60 Minutes clip of Schweizer and CBS News veteran reporter Steve Kroft’s joint investigation. Schweizer authored the book Throw Them All Out, which Slate says was “the book that started the STOCK Act stampede.”
Amazingly,” said Stewart, “that 60 Minutes piece yielded results.”