MObama on Barack after 1st debate: "he's still the leader of the free world." Yeah... free food stamps, free health care... #tcot— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) October 22, 2012
Actor, former Republican senator and presidential candidate, lobbyist, fart enthusiast, and comedy genius Fred Thompson also does not think people are entitled to food. And he thinks it's laughable that President Barack Obama does.
As a point of fact, surely the Senator knows that food stamps and healthcare provided by the government are not actually "free." Taxpayers pay for them, and among them are some recipients of food stamps and/or government-provided healthcare who may have spent years paying federal and/or state income taxes before making use of the public services offered to struggling USians.
And, you know, I get that anti-tax conservatives like to pretend that people like me don't exist, but I am happy that a portion of my tax dollars provide my countrypeople with food and healthcare. I wish more of my income tax went to the social safety net and less to a bloated defense budget that funds murderous imperialism.
Further, I don't think sneering at not wanting people in the world's richest nation to die of starvation or lack of access to modern medicine is all that funny. In fact, I find it really fucking gross.
Like every other snarling disgorgement of privilege that forms the Republican Party platform.