Ever since the Republican-led House passed “phase one” of the American Health Care Act last Thursday, liberals have been hyperventilating over the fate of the allegedly “vulnerable” government dependants who compromise the bulk of the Democrat base.
Case in point:
HOW CAN GOP🐝SO INHUMANE⁉️POOR,OLD,SICK,BABIES,PREG WOMEN,CHILDREN,MENTAL& DRUG HEALTHCARE.10′S OF MILLIONS WILL SUFFER& DIE☠️
— Cher (@cher) May 4, 2017
While the AHCA may conceivably screw over some real victims — though I highly doubt it will — I got a hunch that the majority of the “victims” slated to be hurt by its passage are among the lazy, good-for-nothing schlubs who believe that those of us who work hard and “ball out the lot” owe them an easy life.
People like this:
And believe me when I say that these wretched creatures can be found everywhere.
As per my own my anxiety (and high-functioning autism), I used to chat on a website called the Social Anxiety Forum, and I swear the majority of its users were no different than these two. Because of their various conditions — anxiety, depression, workaphobia, etc. — they genuinely believed the world owed them free housing, free health care, free everything.
And not shockingly, a large number of them — particularly the women — were grossly overweight and also percolating with attitudes so nasty they’d even shock Keith Olbermann.
This brings me to a recent piece in Intellectual Takeout where contributor Jon Miltimore correctly noted that the United States “has the fattest ‘poor people’ in the world”:
The U.S. has a significantly higher percentage of its population who classify as obese than the U.K., yet there seems to be even greater reticence here to acknowledge the obesity epidemic. When the problem is acknowledged, we’re often told that the way to alleviate the epidemic is through additional public spending, “such as raising the minimum wage or increasing earned-income tax credits.”
But one wonders if public spending is what is partly fueling the obesity epidemic.
No need to wonder, because common sense strongly suggests that the government’s penchant for lavishing the allegedly “vulnerable” with freebies galore does in fact play a pivotal role in spurring their obesity. But don’t just take my word for it. Consider the wisdom of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
“I am for doing good to the poor, but … I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it,” he wrote in 1766.
“I observed … that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
Likewise, the more a poor person comes to rely on the government to nourish his or her diet, the larger his or her waistline tends to grow. Thus we now live in an age when 300-pound welfare kings and queens have the gall to compare their “poor” lifestyles to the lifestyles of third-world indigents.
By now you’re probably wondering, “What the hell does this have to do with Democrats and the AHCA?”
The AHCA partially undoes former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a law passed in 2010 that was based on the Marxist belief that funneling wealth and resources from the more productive to the less (or non-) productive enhances social equity, thus making a society more fair.
Clearly this theory does hold merit in some situations, such as in those cases where people suffer from truly debilitating conditions and disabilities that prevent them from caring for themselves. This is why most Americas support a basic social safety net.
What liberals have done over the course of decades, however, is corrupt this meritorious system by turning it into a resource trough from which any random schmuck or schmuckette with a grievance can feed.
So instead of providing sustenance for the legitimately needy, the system more often than not serves to expand the bellies of legions of perfectly able and capable schlubs — known by liberals as the “vulnerable” — who simply don’t want to work.
As a result, America now hosts the “fattest” poor people on Earth, and until someone takes a firm stand against this culture of rewarding grievances with handouts, America’s hulking paupers will continue to plump up like turkeys being prepped for Thanksgiving Day.
Thankfully, the AHCA will undo some — though not all — of the Affordable Care Act’s damage, which is why liberals are so furious about it. If they could have their way, America’s poor would continue to get fatter and fatter and fatter, until one day they really would need the government’s help just to get out of bed, let alone live.