I’ve received quite a few wingnut responses to my Huffington Post column, but this one is the most lengthy and wingnutty.
I would like to retort to the question you asked the conservative wingnuts in your Huffington Post article.
“Please explain, conservatives and wingnuts, why you wouldn’t seriously consider switching to the public option if it turned out to be more affordable and portable from job to job — not to mention the fact that you wouldn’t be turned down for a preexisting condition; you wouldn’t be randomly booted from the plan as soon as you needed it most; and you would never have to worry about health insurance coverage ever again. Employed or unemployed. Sick or healthy.”
Plain and simply put, I do not want to have to pay for an individual’s health care who is just going to sit around on the porch, not WANTING to get a job, and just waiting around for their government to give them something.
I don’t want to pay for fat asses who get themselves handicap parking permits, ride their little scooters (paid for by Medicare) into the grocery store, and buy a bunch of Chips and Diet Coke.
I don’t want to have to pay for anyone’s health insurance but my own family’s.
I have not had unreliable coverage. I have not been randomly booted from a plan. I am quite content with the health insurance I currently have.
Never once in our great Constitution does it mention our government being responsible for health care.
You also wrote:
“We sometimes hear a similar argument from rednecks who outright refuse to own a “faggy” fuel efficient car even though they’re more affordable in nearly every way. But, you know, maybe I’m wrong and the ability to haul a cord of wood and to disguise their impotence with an optical illusion of enormous genitalia is worth the extra cash they’re borrowing from various credit card companies to pay for all of that Middle Eastern gasoline.”
Maybe the redneck needs to haul a chord of wood because he cannot afford his heating bill, because we have to buy our fuel from the Middle East, because someone doesn’t want to drill domestically, and the faggy hybrid piece of crap won’t carry but 2 logs. You people.
I’m waiting for the day Obama asks all you sheeple to drink some of his Jim Jones flavored cyanide laced Jungle Juice, so we REAL Americans can dig our country out of the hole you communists have buried us in.
Employed, Insured, English Speaking, Conservative Wingnut
There’s so much wrong with this email. Feel free to debunk in the comments. My reply after the jump…
>>>Plain and simply put, I do not want to have to pay for an individual’s health care who is just going to sit around on the porch, not WANTING to get a job, and just waiting around for their government to give them something.So only people who work should be allowed to drive on public roads, attend public schools, visit national parks, be protected by the police, rescued by the fire department? That’s nice.How do we determine who can and can’t work? What about housewives? What about the disabled? Do you intend to drive around and evaluate who’s capable and who’s not?I certainly hope that if you’re ever fired from your job for whatever reason that you’re not banned from the roads, schools, and public services.>>>I have not had unreliable coverage. I have not been randomly booted from a plan. I am quite content with the health insurance I currently have.Then keep it. But personally, as a man with a preexisting condition whose premiums were randomly tripled to the point of having to cancel the policy, I need a public option or else I don’t get healthcare. Not everyone is as awesomely perfect as you, Mike.Bob