Adventus

"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Sunday, March 12, 2017

"...led by their greed to hate the law...."

No, not directly relevant, but of a piece with the times. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Sunday that he can't say how many people will lose health coverage under the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as it's "up to people" to acquire coverage "if they want it."

"The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say, well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage. You know why? Because this isn't a government mandate," Ryan told ABC's John Dickerson. "You get it if you want it. That's freedom."

"How many people are going to lose coverage?" Dickerson asked.

"I can't answer that question. It's up to people," Ryan said. "People are going to do what they want to do with their lives."

I honestly think that if Paul Ryan could eliminate Medicare and repeal the federal law requiring uninsured people be treated upon presentation at an ER, he would do it, and leave the poor to die of their poverty.

"That's freedom."

Even Tom Cotton says:  "I'm afraid that if they vote for this bill, they're going to put the House majority at risk next year."  A consummation devoutly to be wished.

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