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  •  He never said he was poor (0+ / 0-)

    He said he lives pay check to pay check. If In fact he has 10 kids well
    yeah he can be doing that. Lite of butthurt from people not being reasonable. If this guy was a Democrat there wouldn't be neatly the outcry here.

    I'm somewhat surprised that Nir even wrote this.

    •  no, i'd give him the same amount of shit (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, Cali Scribe

      if he were a democrat. i'll give him the 10 kids--kids are expensive--but if he had none, or one, or his kids were long grown, it'd come off as whining. That he's using it as an argument against the ACA makes it really tacky---if he were dirt poor his 10 kids would benefit from the ACA.

      Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility. Russia Today=FoxNews, Seralini=Wakefield. yadda yadda.

      by terrypinder on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 10:15:19 AM PDT

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      •  Guaranteed - if he has 10 kids (0+ / 0-)

        he's using that insurance

        •  Annnnd--- (1+ / 0-)
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          It is possible that if he has 10 DEPENDENT KIDS he might qualify for HELP from the ACA for insurance for those kids--and his wife and himself.

          Something to think about huh

          But I bet he's not worried if one of those kids gets knocked out on the football field or breaks an arm playing soft ball---'

          Because he HAS insurance. And the means to PAY the deductibles and co=pays and co-insurances and the BALANCE.

    •  He chose to father children he can't afford. (2+ / 0-)
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      weneedahero, PsychoSavannah

      It's not like ya just wake up and there's a child there. I can see one kid who wasn't worked into the financial plan, but ten?

      •  as nothing to do with being a Dem or Rethug (0+ / 0-)

        He said he lives check to check. You people are whining more than he is.

        •  But if it was someone working (2+ / 0-)
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          NoMoreLies, NoBlueSkies

          minimum wage making that sort of statement, he'd be on the Sunday shows talking about the "lazy poor begging for handouts." And if it was a single mother with just 3 or 4 kids making that statement, he'd probably be telling her "you should have thought about that before opening your legs, you slut" while calling for slashing support to Planned Parenthood which might be her only resource for affordable contraception.

          It's called being tone-deaf; this guy (and the GOP in general) haz it.  

          There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

          by Cali Scribe on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 11:59:12 AM PDT

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