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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 07:22 PM

3. Good one

I love the voice of ignorance and privilege. Chaffetz apparently hasn't even met any poor people.

I've been poor, but without the additional problem of being from the lower classes (yes,Virginia, class exists in America and always has), or worse yet being black, brown, immigrant. Or a combination of the two.

What you find, if you are poor, is that many are extraordinarily, kind, patient, and hard working. The amount of crap they calmly take in one year is many thousands of times what Chaffetz has or ever will experience.

I do not doubt that we could find a few examples of someone spending money on an iphone and not been able to pay the rent. But you wouldn't find many. We all do things that we shouldn't and decide to let the future take care of itself. But most of the time, they hang on to their money and make sure they can keep living inside. Healthcare?

Until the ACA it simply wasn't possible for many millions in the US. So, yes, these people without insurance went to urban hospital emergency rooms. Well, the ACA allowed millions to purchase health insurance. At the same time the ACA allowed millions lucky enough to be in the right states (not Texas) to qualify for Medicaid.

But there's a new sheriff in town and all this damn coddling of the teeming, undeserving poor will stop. Don't let them catch you with a new phone, a television, a car--God has decided to punish you for your poverty. You should suffer as you labor.

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