Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This is how you get to Bastile Day...

Above: Chaffetz on his iPhone, but
don't worry, Congresspeople get
free health care, so there's that...
Hey, you know who can go fuck himself? Well, lots of people, obviously. Sorry, it's harsh, I know, but it's becoming increasingly apparent that we're living in a world full of jerks. Anyway, today I'm talking specifically about Jason Chaffetz, Republican Representative from Utah, and Chair of the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee, who told CNN today that:

"Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care." 

-Jason Chaffetz, on how
we're all doing it wrong

Yeah, Chaffetz was referring to how the GOP's replacement for Obamacare might require sacrifice for lower income Americans and I suppose he just picked iPhones as an example of something the average working class American will waste their money on instead of paying for important things like some of the highest health insurance premiums in the world.
"Who's got two pointer fingers, beady eyes and made $17.3 million
 last year CEO-ing a health insurance company? This guy!"
-David Cordani, CEO of Cigna
Is it me or is the GOP like a couple of
powdered wigs and a snuff box away from
being the French aristocracy circa July 1789?
If Chaffetz's remark sounded callous, out-of-touch and dismissive towards basically everyone who's ever had to come up with the financially ruinous sums of money it can cost to get sick in America, even with coverage, that's just because it totally was. Of course, the internet quickly invited him to go fuck himself, and Republicans have been doing some damage control, but still, do they not get that this is why we're all so angry all the time? Marching in the streets, general strikes, don't they know that this is how Bastille Days get started?

And yes, we know that as Americans we have choices but the thing is most of us chose Hillary Clinton so it's kinda weird and infuriating that she's not the President and instead we're hearing about how we should buy Nokias just to afford the new health care law.
"Hey, settle down everyone. I'm just explaining to you how you all need to
make sacrifices to pay for the new healthcare system you don't want that's
replacing the one you do want, because the guy you didn't elect needs to please 
his base whom you can't stand. I don't see what everyone's so upset about..."
-Jason Chaffetz, who again, gets
free healthcare...that we pay for

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