Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mark Kirk and Bruce Rauner are against Medicaid Expansion because Poor People deserve to Die not get Better

While the Republicans in the US House continue to remain demonstrably evil, on April Fools Day Paul Ryan released the latest Republican Path to Poverty, I've nonetheless, retained hope that at other levels Republicans would at least not actively embrace evil. Unfortunately, I continue to be disappointed.

With the enrollment end for the Affordable Care Act Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and Republican Nominee for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner took to their plush armchairs to decry medicaid. Because as Rich Privileged White Men they understand that Healthcare Coverage is not to be wasted on Poor People.

Of course, I expect such viewpoints from the likes of Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Darrel Issa. They are in office to ensure that Poor People are ground down and crushed under the heel of Corporate Hegemony.

But, Mark Kirk?

Senator Mark Kirk, suffered a catastrophic stroke, which left him paralyzed and unable to walk for over a year and whose entire medical care, millions of dollars worth including intensive physical therapy, was covered by the American Taxpayer.

Then Congressman Kirk ran on this slogan in 2010, "I’m Mark Kirk and I can’t wait to vote against the health care bill next week." Senator Kirk wouldn't be alive, let alone in Office, if it wasn't for taxpayer supported Government run Healthcare Coverage.

Bruce Rauner is a Billionaire, so of course he doesn't have to worry about medical care. Of course, part of Rauner's immense wealth was stolen from sick and elderly Americans, who were subjected to Nursing Home Abuse at Rauner's negligent behest. Rauner's Wealth Management firms routinely purchased Nursing Homes, then slashed their budgets, reduced staff, loaded them with debt and underfunded the Homes in order to extract maximum wealth with a minimum outlay of expense. The Elderly residents who suffered and died as a result? Well, they were just collateral damage of Rauner's Vulture Capitalism.

Vulture Rauner is among the 300 Richest people in the United States. He claims, anecdotally of course, Medicaid is replete with fraudulent sign ups and questioned the timing of expanding eligibility at a time of financial instability in state government.

For a Vulture like Rauner government, when it is helping the Poor and Downtrodden is always in a time financial instability.

The Republican Healthcare Alternative remains; Don't Get Sick but, If You Do Die Quickly and If You Were Wealthy, You'd Be Healthy. But If You're Poor, There's the Door.


Jerry Critter said...

The Republican Healthcare Alternative is basically the same as their solution to poverty -- starve and die.

ChickenHammer said...

Senator Mark Kirk, suffered a catastrophic stroke, which left him paralyzed and unable to walk for over a year and whose entire medical care, millions of dollars worth including intensive physical therapy, was covered by the American Taxpayer.

And if oBama wanted the people to be covered with medical insurance comparable with the insurance our federal legislatures enjoy it would be so. But oBama settled with what his Democrat party was able to muscle through and decried "the peasants will be insured as peasants" and never mentioned our Booshwazee ruling class will continue to enjoy first class, free of charge, paid for by the commoner, medical insurance.

And the peasants clapped and marveled as The One sprinkled promises of worry free medical insurance over their heads.

The illusion is over. The average working class person has watched their medical insurance premiums go up since oBamaCare was first jammed through the Democrat controlled congress. What the average working dolt doesn't yet realize is that as shocking as the last several years of cost increases have been the big one is yet to be seen.

If you think health insurance was bad before you ain't seen nothing yet.

Zarathustra said...

These two people need a little "Retro-active" abortion...

Grung_e_Gene said...

"[W]e're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." Paul Ryan.

<a href=">This</a> is how Despicable Republicans treat the Poor whom they supposedly represent in need of healthcare,

"How intellectually lazy are you?” VA Delegate Tag Greason (R) wrote Susan Merk as part of a series of emails between the two. “You are the problem. Good luck to you. You can not insult your way to ‘victory.’ If you are not willing to have a civil discussion, please do not write me again. It is a waste of my time.”

If the Affordable Care Act was indeed as bad a Republicans claimed they would have done nothing and allowed it too fail but, it's preceisely because of the help the ACA has afforded people that they've been busy trying to destroy it for years.

As it is, the deliberate sabotage Republicans accomplished have almost succeeded in derailing the ACA's purpose, and as Paul Ryan noted Republicans will never stop trying to destroy Healthcare opportunities for the misfortunate, the sick and tired, the poor yearning to be healthy.

Zarathustra said...

I wonder if they could 'cure' Mark Kirk...of 'Lead Poisoning'...

Dervish Sanders said...

Susan Merk wrote to Tag that she'd "be sure to vote you out the next time you're up for election". But the voters selected Tag over the incumbent Democrat despite knowing of accusations that Tag "exposed his genitals and appeared to be fondling himself in her presence" from "a female enlisted soldier who served as Greason's driver while both were stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana".

Looks like the voters (at least the ones who cast their ballot for Tag) got just the kind of person they wanted. His arrogant response to Susan Merk seems to me just the kind of behavior you'd expect from someone who'd do such a disgusting thing.