Fox News Contributor: Obamacare Is The "Worst Thing to Happen to the Nation Since Slavery"

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Oct. 11 2013 1:09 PM

Ben Carson: Obamacare Is The "Worst Thing to Happen to the Nation Since Slavery"

I'll let the video largely speak for itself. But for those who need the ID: That's Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon-turned-conservative pundit who recently signed on as a contributor with Fox News, speaking at today's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

After leaving the stage, Carson expanded on this thoughts, telling the Hill that he made the Obamacare/slavery comparison because both things are "evil": "Slavery was a clear evil which had a very negative impact on everything in our society, and Obamacare is a clear evil that is also going to have a very negative impact on everything in our society — in addition to the fact that it subjugates the population to the government."

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Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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