Teh Narrative

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How does one get from here:

BLITZER: …hypothetical question.

A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know what? I’m not going to spend $200 or $300 a month for health insurance because I’m healthy, I don’t need it. But something terrible happens, all of a sudden he needs it.

Who’s going to pay if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?

…PAUL: That’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to prepare and take care of everybody –

(APPLAUSE)

BLITZER: But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?

PAUL: No. I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio , and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals.

(APPLAUSE)

PAUL: And we’ve given up on this whole concept that we might take care of ourselves and assume responsibility for ourselves.

To this?

Tea party audience: Uninsured sick people should die
Tea party audience cheers letting the uninsured die
Tea party audience: Uninsured sick people should die
GOP Tea Party Debate: Audience Cheers, Says Society Should Let Uninsured Patient Die
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How does a question about an employed adult, “making a good living” who makes a poor choice devolve into “You Nazis!”

How did we lose sight of the fact that not allowing an adult to experience the natural consequences of his own choices is disrespectful in the extreme?

How did we forget that if it’s my job to rush in and “fix” your mistakes, I own you. Do so many really want to be owned?

Srsly? These morons don’t get the frustrations of regular Citizens having to pay for people infantalized tards who choose to buy hot cars, good booze and shiny gadgets rather than pay their own way?

And the answer remains the ijit who made the choice pays his own way. Whip out that Gold card, fella. Later you will have a series of enlightening chats with the billing department of your hospital and various physicians.

But the fella is not gonna “be allowed to die.” Whereinhell do you think you are, you Hack?

24 Comments!

  1. apotheosis
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:10 am |

    Do so many really want to be owned?

    Yes, they do. for slaves, you see, are refreshingly free of the responsibility to make decisions. Someone will feed them and someone will clothe them because they are someone’s property, a condition in which the drawbacks of having no freedom are compensated by the relative security of always having a hand to bite and a skirt to hide behind.

  2. Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:37 am |

    “How did we lose sight of the fact that not allowing an adult to experience the natural consequences of his own choices is disrespectful in the extreme?”

    Only one of my Five kids have been arrested… drinking in public and underage by a year.

    She called wanting Daddy to save her from spending the night in jail.

    One of the hardest things I’ve had to do.

    I picked her up in the morning and she’s a much better Woman for paying the price of her own decision.

  3. apotheosis
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 7:58 am |

    Good man, Wollf. Too many parents would care more about some perceived social stigma attached to leaving their kids there, than do the right thing and teach them that actions have consequences.

  4. Snuffy Joe Smith
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:24 am |

    The Marxist MSM exposed once again for all who have eyes and ears, and are capable of forming their own opinions.

    My guess is that this will be edited, twisted, and turned into a lie, being that lies are all that come from the media any more.

  5. Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:45 am |

    Blitzer clearly doesn’t understand the concept of social Darwinism. The stupid should be allowed to check out of the gene pool as early and frequently as possible.

    And another question for Wolf: why are so many people insured when the government hasn’t compelled it until now? Are we really changing our whole healthcare system only to accommodate the stupid and selfish people?

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:02 am |

    Make fucking Blitzer answer his own question.

  7. Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:14 am |

    Colonel Jerry! Thanks for typing the dummass’ Last name instead of his first.

    Get’s me confused…..”Was that one ‘L’ or two?”

    Squirrel!

  8. SondraK, TEA Party zombie
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:14 am |

    Well *I* think we should push uninsured people off cliffs.

  9. SondraK, TEA Party zombie
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:16 am |

    BTW, has anyone actually watched the part where the “audience cheers”? Because a couple people shouted out “yea” and a few people laughed BECAUSE IT WAS SO FUCKING ABSURD.

  10. Kristopher
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:21 am |

    I think we need to push lying Democrats off cliffs.

  11. SondraK, TEA Party zombie
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:24 am |

    ^ especially if they’re in wheelchairs.

  12. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 9:39 am |

    we should push uninsured people off cliffs.
    Whoa, you’re channeling that savage meany Paul Ryan.

    Fucking filthy lying Dems are throwing out strawmen to distract from their efforts to buy votes and keep control of feeling good about themselves for helping while fattening their own wallets.

  13. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:09 am |

    Wolf’s gota have a helluva headache after that double-jointed maneuver.

  14. Jess
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:10 am |

    I don’t think the liberals will really understand, until they’re hunted down like vermin. Even then, they’ll probably whine and complain about the environmental impact of the traps.

  15. TheOldMan
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:22 am |

    You cannot learn from your mistakes unless you pay for them yourself. I have paid many bills for my mistakes over the years. I only made each one once.

  16. bigviking
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:37 am |

    What happens when you let someone else take care of everything….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPZcCvtB9Wg

  17. SondraK, TEA Party zombie
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 10:37 am |

    ^ I tend to do many things the hard way but only once ;)

  18. Merovign
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm |

    Because the left lie about everything. I never run out of opportunities to say that.

  19. mojo
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm |

    As a small-l libertarian, I firmly believe that every human being has an innate right to go to hell in their own hand-basket. And without too much whining about how unfair it all is.

  20. geezerette
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm |

    Many EXPECT to have someone else take care of them. We are talking about uninsured citizens right? I think it’s too bad we have to buy insurance for anything– just think of how much better it would be if we deposited $$ in our own insurance account for what ever we needed it for each month. Instead of giving it to an Ins. company to pay for others when you don’t use it. How much $$ have you paid into Ins. plans that you’ve never used? Is what you don’t use yours?

  21. John A
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |

    As Regan said, if the government offers help” – RUN AWAY! For another example, NYCity had to go to court to get permission to stop funding some of its “help” – what was it? Well –

    http://news.yahoo.com/judge-nyc-ok-end-rent-subsidy-ex-homeless-010908121.html
    “It provides rent subsidies for up to two years to homeless people who have secured jobs but can’t pay the rent from their earnings alone”

    Yep. Some poor schlub finally gets a job and wants to have a place to live – not the few hours at a shelter. The gubmit thinks that’s fine, but help might be a good idea. Does it help find someplace affordable, and maybe front the “security deposit” said schlub probably does not otherwise have? Nope – sign a lease for someplace you can’t afford because we’ll pay the rent. For a while. Then – go back to the shelter, you loser.

  22. geezerette
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm |

    A good thing to do would be to check out the owners of those gov. subsidized apartments. It would be interesting to see where all that paid rent goes.

  23. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm |

    owners of those gov. subsidized apartments. It would be interesting to see where all that paid rent goes.

    Valerie Jarrett

  24. ZZMike
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm |

    “Who’s going to pay if he goes into a coma, for example? Who pays for that?”

    That’s why we make people wear motorcycle helmets. We really gotta protect you from yourself. How’re you supposed to know which way is up?

    Maybe it’d be a better idea to make people who want a motorcycle license take lots of “how to” and “what not to” courses. And make them watch grim videos.

    geezerette : “… just think of how much better it would be if we deposited $$ in our own insurance account for what ever we needed it for each month.”

    The idea of insurance is to spread the risk around. Ben Franklin started one of the first in America, way back when. His idea was that you joined the Society, paid your dues, and if your house burned down, the Worshipful Company of Fire Fighters would come by and put it out.

    They needed a way to tell who was “in” and who wasn’t. Franklin designed a logo – joined hands to see who’d get their fire put out.

    Insurance works by calculating how many people out of 1,000 (for example) are going to have Calamity X happen to them. S’pose it’s 10 people (pretty high, but a simple example), and it’ll cost $1,000 to fix. Everybody could set aside $1,000 (total: $100,000, but distributed) and everybody’d be set. But if someone knows for sure (based on research and history and such) that only 10 are going to be affected, costing $10,000 total, each person could put in $10, and that’d cover the cost of fixing the 10. The choice is between me setting aside $1,000 and going it alone, or everybody chipping in $10.

    In today’s market, its more like everybody setting aside $40,000 or $50,000. I don’t think too many could handle that.