Check this out, and watch to see Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) yank his WWJD bracelet off his wrist…
So, you heard the Senator, didn’t you?! He promises that his office (The United States Government) will happily help this poor wretch of a woman, but he chastizes the audience and explains that the entire community should chip in and help her. Quite clearly, he admonishes the woman and the audience that nobody should regard the government as an agent for help…for anything. (Hint: I’ll assume that includes war, invasions and getting mugged; “The government should never be considered as a help-agent!”)
His advice directed at the rest of the audience is disengenuous by saying that the entire community should help her.
That’s a tragic-logic: “Pay your taxes so that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) can continue to receive federally subsidized health care, but the rest of you should pony-up some extra-cash to help out those of us who are the most unfortunate.”
It’s becoming high-time the modern-day Marie Antoinette face the guillotine and we’ll happily enjoy our cake.
By the way! Before you run-off: Senator Coburn went on Fox Snot the next day with Greta Van Sustren and he explained that he and his staff was indeed – working with the woman and finding resources to offer her some help. Sarcastically speaking: “It’s obvious – if you’re extra-super pathetic…Well, then of course a Republican will stoop down and help you out. But the rest of you?!?!? Get back to work!”
Senator Tom Coburn’s follow-up:
Well, sure, we can help her. But remember, the first obligation is for her neighbors and us to help her here in Oklahoma. And we need reforms and we’re going to get reforms, but the answer is not having the government in control of those reforms.
And so she immediately — I invited her up to my office, and my case worker started working with her, and we’ll help her and her husband. But the fact is, is one of the things that makes our country great is that we, as individuals, should be helping everybody around us, rather than transferring that to the responsibility of the government. And the government’s never compassionate.
Well played Senator! Making your office a welfare state is exactly what the GOP needs!