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    Tea Party crowd cheers hypothetical death of 30-year-old man in a coma without insurance

    Blitzer >> You're a physician, Ron Paul, you're a doctor. You know something about this subject. Let me ask you this hypothetical question. A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides I'm not going to spend 200 or $300 a month because I'm healthy, i don't need it. But something terrible happens, all of a sudden he needs it. Who will pay if he goes into a coma, who pays for that?

    Paul >> In a society that you accept welfarism and socialism, he expects the government to take care of him.

    Blitzer >> What do you want?

    Paul >> What he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself. My advice to him would have a major al policy.

    Blitzer >> He doesn't have that and he needs intensive care for six months. Who pays?

    Paul >> That's what freedom is all about, taking your own risks. This whole idea that you have to prepare and take care of everybody --

    Audience >> [applause]

    Blitzer >> but congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?

    Audience >> [shouts of "yeah!"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    One or Two Dummies in Tea Party crowd cheers hypothetical death of 30-year-old man in a coma without insurance
    Fixed.
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    Agreed. The whole crowd did not cheer only a few. And how does anyone know those cheers came from tea party people? They may have been Democrats. The hypothetical 30 year old made his own choice.
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    Wolf Blitzer is a supreme douche bag. He's been a coma for years. The Iraqis should have bombed his ass in 91.

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    Wolf is indeed a bit tiresome.

    The real Ron Paul quote you want to play over and over if you wish to paint him as a loon is the one where he says 9/11 is our fault.
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    Pretty simple. He pays for it out of his own pocket. I was in the same boat when I was 19. Almost died. I spent several years paying off those hospital and doctor bills. No one helped me. I didn't ask for it. A family member tried to get MediCal to help but they said since I made too much (just above the poverty line) and wasn't a minority I was ineligible for any assistance.

    Bottom line is the person is responsible for his own means. If that means years in debt so be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I spent several years paying off those hospital and doctor bills.
    My God sir. Are you promoting that, barring true dependence, people should be responsible for their own actions or the lack thereof? Why sir, according to the current administration that un American!
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    The biggest cheers were when personal responsibility was mentioned. People are tired of Government day care from birth to death.
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