WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Much of the media storm surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that’s trickled down into the United States has been in regards to his ongoing drug scandal, or whether he did or not steal another patron’s seat at a Buffalo Bills game.
But what hasn’t made its way stateside is much about Ford’s politics.
Ford delivered sharp words on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in an interview with The Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Thursday.
“Well as a person, I like President Obama,” Ford explained, when asked to give his thoughts on the health care divide in the U.S.
“I don’t like his politics. I’m a conservative,” he specified. “I’d be a Republican if I was down in the states. So I don’t believe in all this public-funded health care, because we gotta pay for it.
“We can’t afford it,” Ford said of his own country. “What you guys are doing down there, I just, I can’t get my head around it because it’s costing a fortune, and I don’t know where you guys are going to find the money, except the taxpayers pockets.
“And I think people are taxed to death, and I don’t mind two-tier health care; if you want health care, you pay for it. I understand that. And we have general health care up here, or OHIP we call it, but, you know, it’s gonna cost a fortune for you guys to put in this Obamacare, and I just don’t see how the people are going to be able to afford it, to tell you the truth.”