Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Twisted World of RoJo

By Jeff Simpson

Capper recently brought us the story of US Senator Ron Johnson (R-Class Rings) telling a high school class, that he believes that health care is a privilege for those who can actually afford it.

Wisconsin's junior senator did not hesitate: "I think it's probably more of a privilege."
He continued:
"Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Past that point, we have the right to freedom. Past that point is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us to afford those things."
Johnson then referred to comments made by Sen. Rand Paul more than six years ago when Paul compared the "right to health care" to slavery.
He said the task of public officials is to create an environment that grows the economy so that more people can enjoy the "privilege" of food, shelter and health care.

Ron Johnson, the guy whose business success was based strictly on marrying money, has some other perverted ideas of freedom.

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, this old quote from Ron is quite interesting:

“Does something that would limit magazines that could carry 100 rounds, would that infringe on the constitutional right?” host Chris Wallace asked Johnson on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I believe so,” Johnson replied
Yes you have a right to carry an automatic weapon and unlimited bullets as per the Constitution but the same document says that healthcare, food and shelter are just for the privileged few. 

Who would buy a class ring from this guy?  Much less actually vote for him to represent us in Congress?

1 comment:

  1. What Ron Johnson (and apparently others) forgot is that in 1948 the USA signed, and thus made into part of its "Supreme Law of the Land", the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Article 25 states:

    (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
    (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.