Another day, another GOP town Hall where a Republican ... because, of course ... proves just how out of touch they are with their constituents.
At this Town Hall in Ohio, a woman told Republican Congressman Warren Davidson that her grown son lacked health insurance for four years, because his job in the service industry did not provide it. But he then received coverage through Medicaid when Obamacare expanded the program by offering to pick up almost all of the costs for states that lowered their eligibility thresholds. The woman explained that she is worried about _____’s plan to rollback the Medicaid expansion because it will leave her son with basically no insurance at all:
“Can you explain why my son and millions of others in his situation are not deserving of affordable, decent health care that has essential benefits so that he can stay healthy and continue working?”
Davidson told her that if her son wants decent insurance when, or if, Obamacare gets replaced, then he should get a better job.
Yes. He did.
“OK, I don’t know anything about your son, but as you described him, his skills are focused in an industry that doesn’t have the kind of options that you want him to have for health care. So, I don’t believe that these taxpayers here are entitled to give that to him. I believe he’s got the opportunity to go earn those health benefits.”
Naturally, the crowd, that understands that it’s not so easy to go out and get a better job, booed. And then, because he’s living off the dime of his constituents, who pay his salary and voted him into a job where he gets free healthcare, added:
“If he doesn’t want a catastrophic care plan, don’t buy a catastrophic care plan. If you don’t want a flip-phone, don’t buy a flip-phone.”
Davidson’s comment echoed those of Republican ... because, of course ... Jason Chaffetz who suggested in March that people should not buy iPhones if they wanted the money to pay for health insurance.
But this mother, and others at the Town Hall, reminded Davidson, who is clearly clueless because his bills are taken care of, that buying health insurance is completely different than buying a phone.
Although _____ and the GOP have already failed ... twice ... to negotiate an Obamacare replacement bill, they are dead-set on trying again as part of negotiations to continue funding the government.
Their latest ploy, offered up by budget director, Mick Mulvaney, direct from Smallville, I’m sorry to say, involves involve trading Democrats a dollar in Obamacare funding for every dollar they approve for construction of the wall.
Yeah, the wall that _____ promised Mexico would pay to have built.
Asshats, both, _____, Mulvaney, but for today the honor of ISBL Asshat of the Week goes to the out-of-touch, hopefully one day out-of-office, Warren Davidson.