Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Assholes Sue Because Poor People Get Discounted Health Care

Checking out BBC news today, I get to see that a US appeals court has thrown out the entire point of Obamacare.
A three-judge panel found in favour of plaintiffs who sued over tax credits for people buying health insurance. 
"Our ruling will likely have significant consequences both for millions of individuals receiving tax credits through federal Exchanges and for health insurance markets more broadly," Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion.
YEAH NO KIDDING, RAYMOND.

Keep Firing Assholes

I honestly don't understand how any court ruled in favor of these assholes, but what blows my mind even more is that these assholes are suing over the tax subsidies in the first place. Apparently their issue is that they create more taxes for employers.

Well how DARE poor people get a discount on health insurance when otherwise they would not have been able to afford it and therefore were unable to seek preventative health care and lived in constant fear of complete financial devastation when EMPLOYERS (read: the people who are in a financial position solid enough to own a business) might have to pay a little more in taxes. That's just not right.

I'm sure this ruling will be appealed and likely overturned, but it never ceases to amaze me how far people will go to screw over the poor. And of course most of these poor are women, especially single mothers. Single mothers with children. Children who need health care.

And Judge Raymond, who ruled in favor of the assholes, seems super proud and super aware that this is going to screw people out of their new health insurance that allowed them to get basics like medication and birth control. Yes, it will have significant consequences, Ray. Like death. Hope you can live with that.

3 comments:

Jessie said...

I feel like many of the judges and republicans are playing some sort of elaborate game of jenga with our country. Like- the poor people don't need all these support pieces here on the bottom, let's just remove these, and place them on the top so that the rich people can have them. The problem is, removing all the supports from the bottom will eventually cause the whole thing to fail, that's how jenga works. Except in this case no one win, we all lose.

Lindsey Weedston said...

THAT IS ALSO A GREAT METAPHOR.

Alan Gilfoy said...

I'm on the left but I never thought of Jenga as an analogy for class issues before, that's brilliant.