30 March 2012

ROMNEY: People with pre-existing conditions, as long as they have been insured before, they are going to be able to continue to have insurance.
LENO: Suppose they haven’t been insured before?
ROMNEY: Well, if they are 45 years old and they show up and say I want insurance because I have heart disease, it’s like, ‘Hey guys. We can’t play the game like that. You’ve got to get insurance when you are well and then if you get ill, you are going to be covered. [...]
We’ll look at a circumstance where someone is ill and hasn’t been insured so far, but people who have the chance to be insured –- if you are working in the auto business for instance, the companies carry insurance, they insure their employees, you look at the circumstances that exist –- but people who have done their best to get insured are going to be able to be covered. But you don’t want everyone saying, ‘I am going to sit back until I get sick and then go buy insurance.’ That doesn’t make sense. But you get defined rules and get people in who are playing by the rules.
--Psycho Mormon and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, showing his Christian compassion for the sick while accusing the poor, uninsured in this country of lazily sitting around waiting to get sick before they get insurance.

The Bachmann and Romney quotes are to illustrate how unlike Jesus the GOP Christians actually are.  They are always moralizing and invoking their god, yet when push comes to shove they abandon the principles and tenets of Christianity and embrace antipathy for anyone except those who are just like them.  Never mind that every member of Congress and every Prez and VP get free health insurance paid for by us taxpayers.  Good enough for them, but fuck us regular Americans for wanting to be treated equally, eh?  Then it somehow becomes "socialism".  


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