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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 10:48 AM

GOP congressman attacks poor people for wanting health care

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Oliver Willis -
March 26, 2019

Poor people who want health care are 'voting for a living instead of working for a living,' said Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham.

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) was caught on an audio recording attacking poor people who get health care coverage through the Medicaid program.

Poor people care more about "voting for a living instead of working for a living," the congressman said in audio captured at a March 19 fundraiser in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

"If they're on that program of the government and it could be a state or a federal program what are they going to do? They're going to vote to keep that program going," he added.

As participants paid $250 per plate for the luncheon, Abraham rambled on about Medicaid in response to a question from an attendee. At the same event, Abraham falsely claimed that the expansion of Medicaid to the state "mandated" that people drop their private insurance plans.

https://shareblue.com/republican-ralph-abraham-attacks-poor-people-health-care/

Okay zippy and all of your 250 dollar a plate assholes, you have no health care, and cannot be admitted into any hospital for treatment...................hows that sound.....................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:25 AM

1. The Democratic Party needs to have a campaign ad really to roll in 2020 against this guy using

His own words.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. Maybe oil companies should get off the government dole too, Rep Abraham?

After all, many of them seem to be turning a profit these days, but what they seem most interested in is keeping the government programs that help them going.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:52 AM

3. I believe most logical people would rather vote for a living than to be voting for death.

Thanks for the thread turbinetree.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:54 AM

4. And of course, this chucklehead

doesn't know, or doesn't care, that many jobs offered now don't even have insurance; they're contract, or part-time.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:01 AM

5. Wow

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