Out of touch.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 @ 7:18 pm | Clueless Conservatives, Health Care

In which another Republican politician asserts that a poor person in need is doing just fine:

Yes, drugs researchers need incentives. Let’s take half of our Pentagon budget and turn it towards health research, how about that? His pivot towards, “We either believe in markets or we don’t,” is a massive leap in logic. Better to say, “You either belief in the good health and safety of your citizens or you don’t.” Rick Santorum would gladly plunge this country further into debt and ruin starting a new war with Iran while slashing the taxes of the rich even more.

The answer? It certainly isn’t to tell me an ordinary everyday person like this lady can afford a million dollars a year for prescription medication. Please don’t lie to my face like that. Look for a solution that benefits most Americans, not just the wealthy interests funding your campaigns.

-hw

One Response to “Out of touch.”

  1. Henry Whistler Says:

    Also this:

    “People have no problem paying $900 for an iPad,” the candidate explained. “But paying $900 for a drug they have a problem with — it keeps you alive. Why? Because you’ve been conditioned to think health care is something you can get without having to pay for it.”

    So she’s stupid and lazy, of course. The point is that the price is so high she doesn’t have a chance of paying it on her own, but Santorum has to trot out the usual lowest-common-denominator demonization of the poor as brainwashed titty babies who have grown lazy and fat on the government teat.

    I can’t figure out why Santorum hasn’t caught on with people yet…