Pelosi: Obama Has Created Many "Expansions Of Freedom"
Citing ObamaCare, the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) says President Obama has enacted many "expansions of freedom."
In a speech to Campus Progress, where she received an award, Pelosi said the Affordable Care Act is "about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
"Central to all is the Affordable Care Act, which we think is about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Pelosi said.
Pelosi also said the health care legislation would allow young people to "be creative" and pursue dreams of painting, writing and dancing without having to be employed.
"A healthier life, for liberty, to pursue your happiness without being joblocked into a job just because it had benefits where instead you could be creative and paint, or play music, or be a photographer; you could write; you could start your own business; you could be self-employed; you could change jobs. You, nor our economy, would never be stifled again because creativity and career choices would be dominated by health care benefits or lack thereof," Pelosi said.