You’ve probably heard of Virginia Republican Congressman Dave Brat. He’s the guy who came out of nowhere in 2014 to beat then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in what may well wind up being one of the greatest upsets in modern political history.
Brat is now a member of the extreme far-right contingency in the House of Representatives, and he says it’s time for Congress to replace Obamacare with the heartless American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is favored by a mere 30 percent of Americans surveyed.
During an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday, Congressman Brat put his tinfoil hat firmly on his cranium and told host Craig Melvin:
“Imagine the Soviet Union 20 years ago transitioning to a free market. 100 percent of people under communism couldn’t eat any food but they did have health care coverage.”
Then Brat went completely batshit crazy and declared:
“What happens if you move to a free-market system? Everybody in your population loses coverage. So you lose 100% of coverage — that’s not good, right? But it’s also good if you have a free market in place where you can finally feed your people and they are 1,000 percent richer 20 years later. And so that’s the truly fair narrative we’ve got to get out.”
What in the fuck does that bizarre Twilight Zone analogy have to do with everyone being covered by affordable health insurance?! You lose your coverage but everyone can eat 20 years later? Huh? Guess that means if you get sick in the next 20 years, you’re just screwed. But hey, at least you’ll be eating well as you shuffle off your mortal coil.
Senate Republicans will not even reveal what’s in their version of the AHCA, but we’re supposed to be happy that all of us are going to be richer 20 years from now when food is falling from the skies? Yep, sounds like complete bullshit to me, too.
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