Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Death by poverty, fuck yeah!

Death by poverty, fuck yeah!

by Big Baby DougJ

Okay, Sully had the best blow-by-blow and noticed my favorite part, where people shouted “yeah” when Wolf Blitzer asked if we should let uninsured people die from lack of access to health care:

I am more surprised at the cheering of someone dying because he couldn’t afford intensive care. Yes, the GOP is now not only cheering executions; they are cheering people dying because thay cannot afford any health insurance. Cheering death by poverty. “Yeah!” came the cry at the thought of a twentysomething dying because he didn’t have insurance. I didn’t think I could be more shocked by the instincts of those in the Republican base, but I just was.

Update. As many of you have pointed out, the Wolfman stipulated that the dying person could have afforded insurance and chose not to buy it.

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September 12, 2011 11:06 pm Posted in: Burkean bells  109 Comments

Remember that Sermon on the Mount thingy when Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for they will be left to die in the streets?" No? Me neither. What about the part where he said, "Blessed are the rich, for they shall pay no taxes and add to their assets without restraint?" Me neither. How about, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the debt of their forefathers." Classics!

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