“This is now a time for the American People to make a choice. You can choose whether to have a larger and larger government making intrusions into your life… Or whether instead you want to return to a time where Americans have their own choice in health care.”—
Mitt Romney on ACA ruling.
Mittens, you and I must have different definitions of choice, because in my world “go bankrupt trying to pay medical pills or go without treatment” IS NOT A FUCKING CHOICE. (via SCOTUSblog liveblog)
“Or whether instead you want to return to a time where Americans have their own choice in health care…” except when it comes to women seeking abortions. Or birth control. Or PAP smears.
All of this. I especially find it amusing when Republicans say they don’t want the government to interfere with healthcare…..and then say five seconds later that they want to ban/limit abortion. Republicans: your hypocrisy is showing.
It’s really interesting to me to hear all of these white, cis, heterosexual republicans lament about how “great” America “used to be.” For anyone who doesn’t fit into one of those categories, the past was a really shitty time. At no prior point in time was it “better” to be a PoC, a woman, or a LGBT person. For us, this is the best time in history. America, while it’s not as good as it could be, has gotten a hell of a lot better than it was.