George W. Bush never ceases to amaze me with his ability to plummet to new depths of stupidity. After he used his veto power to deny health insurance to millions of children, I became aware of a bizarre quote straight from the jackass's mouth:
"I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room."
(Click here to play this quote.)
This is moronic. Emergency rooms are for emergencies. It's right in the name! Fortunately, it was easy for me to find someone who agrees that the emergency room isn't where people should turn for primary care:
"Now, one of the problems we got here in America is that there are some people, quite a few people who need primary care, a place where they can go get help when they need it. The problem, oftentimes people go to the emergency room, which is very cost-inefficient. It costs the taxpayers money. The emergency room ought to be used for true emergencies, not for the primary care of health care -- primary health care for people who can't afford health care."
And what bleeding heart liberal did I find to contradict George W. Bush? Why no other than...George W. Bush! (Click here if you don't believe me.)
The first quote is from a speech Dubya made on July 10, 2007. The second is from a speech he made on May 25, 2004.
Sad as this is, it doesn't surprise me. Dubya isn't about facts or truth. He's about saying whatever is expedient. But he does show some consistency. He never passes up an opportunity to screw the poor or benefit the rich. You can bet on this, especially if you're a poor, sick child.
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