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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 11:41 PM

Republican senator calls health care, food, and shelter a privilege [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo

When asked by a high school student in Wisconsin whether he considered health care a right or a privilege, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) compared access to health care to access to food and shelter, arguing that all three should be considered “privileges” for those who can afford them.

“I think it’s probably more of a privilege,” Johnson said in response to the question. “Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have the right to freedom. Past that point, everything else is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us so that we can afford those things.”

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/ron-johnson-health-care-a-privilege-1d9fe371b55a/



This complete unadulterated asshole thinks eating and having health care should be a privilege, while this human being and her parents are paying for this asshole to have health care that he still wants to deny..............

Hey Ron Johnson....................GO F*CK YOURSELF and the horse you ride on

Hey WisCONsin, this asshole said this to a young person, think about that, he looked this human being in the eye and basically told her and everyone in that room, go f*ck yourself, everything should be a privilege

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