What I want to tell my fellow citizens, as the nightmare of Obamacare is about to end, that we are doing what we said we would do in this campaign, which is repeal and replace this awful law that is crashing. Let me say one more thing: Let's not forget Obamacare is collapsing. Obamacare isn't staying. If we did nothing, the law would collapse and leave everybody without affordable healthcare. We are doing an act of mercy by repealing this law and replacing it with patient-centered healthcare reforms that we as conservatives have been arguing for and fighting for, for years.Emphasis mine.
First of all, fuck you.
Secondly, Obamacare is not collapsing. And even if it did, it would not leave "everybody" without healthcare, because members of Congress like Paul Ryan will always have healthcare, even after they leave government, for the rest of their lives.
Imagine being the kind of asshole who can say with a straight face that repealing Obamacare is an "act of mercy."— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 7, 2017
And it's not even b/c he's out of touch. I've seen Ryan at town halls, listening to people tell him they will die w/o ACA. HE DOESN'T CARE.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 7, 2017
He's stood in front of human beings telling him they'll die, and then he steps in front of a camera to say he's offering an "act of mercy."— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 7, 2017
I just cannot relate to that on any level. He is just a terrible, terrible person, leading a terrible, terrible party.— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) March 7, 2017
This is more than a mere policy difference. This is about values, and about the most basic belief that lives are more important than corporate profits.
Paul Ryan does not believe that. Most of his party does not believe that.
They have some nerve calling themselves "pro-life" when they would see countless people die, or have much lower qualities of life than they could have, in order to line the pockets of corporate executives and shareholders.
Party of Moral Values, my big fat ass.