Former half-term Alaska Governor and current Fox News contributor Sarah Palin recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that it was "common sense" and a "wise decision" to shut down the entire U.S. government in order to stop Obamacare.
Appearing "Hannity" on Tuesday night (audio below), Palin said: "It's not good, it's not economic, so it's a wise decision for we the people, Rep. Mike Lee and others, to decide not to budget for something that is going to be so burdensome for people."
However, Palin did not mention how Obamacare would provide insurance coverage for about 20 million uninsured Americans.
Palin also criticized the hierarchy of the Republican Party for "going along with Obamacare because they want to ingratiate themselves with the liberal media which is the lapdog for Obama."
"It's unfortunate that they can't see what the end result of Obamacare is going to be, such a burden on small businesses. It's going to result in that single-payer [health care] system that Barak Obama has admitted he wanted before he was a candidate even," claimed Palin.
"And that's going to be the end result. Absolutely what we do not need. Not only will it usurp our freedoms as Americans, but Obamacare will bankrupt so many businesses."
Palin did not say exactly how Obamacare would "usurp" American freedoms or mention that only businesses with over 50 full-time employees are required to provide health insurance via Obamacare, as some do already and have so for years.
Palin also failed to mention that countries with a single-payer system pay far less for health care than the U.S. and rank higher on health care in general.
The World Health Organization ranked the U.S. at 37th in health care, behind single-payer countries such as the UK and France. According to The Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. ranked behind single-payer countries in numerous categories of health care.
When questioned by Hannity about the political ramifications of shutting down the U.S. government, Palin said the GOP should "go down swinging."