Saturday, December 30, 2017

Republicans believe no one really deserves the safety nets, and life saving health care.

Scott Walker, like all the other hardcore conservative believers, insists the safety net programs will always be there for those who truly need them. Not true, yet they've been allowed to peddle that myth. Not anymore, now that we know there's no excuse for take money from other hard-working Americans.

Trump's icy budget director Mick Mulvaney finally made it clear that Republicans don't really see anyone as truly needy:
Tea Party tightwad who voted
for Deficit Busting Tax Cuts
White House says diabetics don’t deserve health insurance: (Mulvaney) specifically called out people suffering from diabetes as a group of Americans who do not deserve the protection of health insurance. 

He was asked if families should be denied medical care because they can’t afford it, a standard Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) had termed “the Jimmy Kimmel test.” Mulvaney said he believed in helping to provide “a safety net so that if you get cancer you don’t end up broke. That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes."

As of 2014, 29.1 million Americans suffer from diabetes, which is about 9.3 percent of the population.

Under Mulvaney’s standard, an examination of their eating habits and how their disease was triggered would have to be undertaken before it could be determined whether they are deserving of health insurance or not. In the meantime, people will suffer and possibly die from their illness. The system championed by Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the Republican Party would upend that safety net in order to justify their sanctimonious attitude.