Sweet merciful constipated Christ. Really?
Courtesy of Crooks & Liars, I give you freshman Georgia Representative and Tea Party Zombie Rob Woodall (R-Bedlam). Watch that goddamn video. Just watch it.
That's the GOP leadership's vision, people. That's what they want. They're afloat in a fairy fucking bubble--just them, their corporate money, and their stupid fucking Ayn Rand fantasies. Reality cannot and will not intrude on them, since they have wealth and sinecures--they have no need for programs that benefit the unwashed proletariat. Read this partial transcript:
A Woodall constituent raised a practical obstacle to obtaining coverage in the private market within the confines of an employer-based health insurance system: What happens when you retire?
"The private corporation that I retired from does not give medical benefits to retirees," the woman told the congressman in video captured a local Patch reporter in Dacula, GA.
"Hear yourself, ma'am. Hear yourself," Woodall told the woman. "You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you. My question is, 'When do I decide I'm going to take care of me?'"
This woman worked her whole life for a private company, and now he's going to ride her ass for not waiting for the best benefits package? Oh Christ. And it gets worse. Many in the crowd applauded his fucking statement. That means that some proportion of his (presumably not obscenely wealthy) constituents have no problem with him telling an old woman, in effect, "Yeah, I know you lived your entire life with this understanding of a social contract, but you know what? Stop being such a pussy. My rich friends need tax cuts!" What in the hell makes them think that he'll be any more receptive to their fucking concerns? He just told an old lady to go lay down in the gutter and die.
I wish a motherfucker would've said something like that to my grandmother. She would've put a cigarette out on any little bitch that spoke that way to her.
Oh, and one of the people applauding vigorously? And older man who is receiving or will soon benefit from that same Medicare the Congressman hates so much.
Well, we're boned. Come on, meteor. Any day now.