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I admit, living where I do I am surrounded by conservative talk radio.  So, as I drove around today, the common conversion revolved this way..

Morning Host: "that's what is going to happen, all of us producers are going to pay for all the deadbeats."

Rush Limbaugh this afternoon: "just moochers and deadbeats all waiting for us producers to pay for their way.."

Well, I just have to say something really quick, because it's a news flash: I'm not a deadbeat.  Neither are quite a few people who struggle with insurance.   So, a quick counterpoint.

While Rush and our morning personalities don't touch on it, many of us are the ones who either have, or care for, people with pre-existing conditions.   I cannot help that my son was born with a serious mental disorder which keeps his drugs in the $1000+ per month category and make it difficult to manage, no matter what income level I am at.  I can 'produce' all day long (and I do, in fact, work my ass off) but that doesn't change the medical currently rolling in.

Now, I love my son dearly, he is a great and fantastic kid, and I would not want a world without him in it.   But, in Rush's world, if you were a perspective parent looking at a society that says: "Go suck it you moocher, you are the villain, the deadbeat for wanting assistance" and you knew before your child was born that having that child would instantly turn you into a social villain in these Republicans eyes, I guess the temptation to abort and save yourself all of the social stigma and lost income would be tempting.

Oh, wait, if you do that then you're an evil so & so who they might protest all the same because your potential child is special a gift from God and so forth, and it's only after you reveal that the medical costs are too much do they get to call that child a moocher and you a deadbeat for it, and you should be damn glad you're both!

The conservative media ilk are making a comment about this to define everyone who struggles with medical a problem.. and you're feeding the crazy:  (NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!)

Declarations that there should be war against "deadbeats" and those who accept ACA.

Well, I hate to break it to you, Mr. Limbaugh, Mr Wild conservative.. in your lingo my wife and I "chose life", and as a result, we have significant medical costs that zone us out of standard options.  

So, if you really want to "go to war" with all of those "deadbeats" who want help with insurance, I give to you an old proverb: walk a mile in my shoes.

Until then, I've got work to do.  Paying, for money work, to do.

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  •  Tip Jar (36+ / 0-)

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 01:13:11 PM PDT

  •  There's a lot of self-loathing in the existence (10+ / 0-)

    of the self-centered, probably because their superficial optics often steer them wrong, so they end up making one stupid mistake after another.
    "So and so is dumber than me," is their only consolation. Poor Rush compares himself to the President and comes up short. So, he hates on the President. The line between adulation and antagonism is apparently very thin.

    What do Limbaugh and his ilk, including R.Ted Cruz, know how to do, other than talk? Nothing. The gift of gab is all they've got and they are deathly afraid that if those who cook their food, wash their clothes, drive their cars stop, they won't know what to do. Fear is their familiar and so is failure. You've heard of bravado and whistling in the dark? If you have to listen to Rush, remember that's what you hear.

    •  Absolutely.. you never have to listen :) (1+ / 0-)
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      But it is sometimes interesting in the verbal ploys they love to use to humiliate others

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:25:32 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Rush is jealous because in the final analysis (2+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean, WakeUpNeo

      within a week of his death, he will be less than a footnote in history and for all the turmoil he creates, his existence will have produced nothing, not even a family

  •  I have a (11+ / 0-)

    dear friend, a guy I've been friends with since before the first grade. Both of us had each other for best man (twice each) in our weddings. He votes R but he's not political. He is one of a handful that I will even talk to. His wife practically grew up with us also. She, because of her employer, is a rabid teabagger even though she was raised in a Union/Dem home. They have 4 kids that are grown. The second oldest however, had a bout with "crib death" that he survived. He has the mentality of a 6 month old and he's 39 years old. They took care of him until he became so big, he's well over 6' and 200lbs, that they couldn't handle him properly. Well, they put him in a wonderful care center. How is it paid? Social Security. But yet you hear her mumble her teabag shit when we're around people. I've never held back when it comes to a good argument with her but I've never thrown this in her face.
    You've heard it a million times at DKos. As long as they've got theirs it's OK. But everyone else are moochers....

    "If fighting for a more equal and equitable distribution of the wealth of this country is socialistic, I stand guilty of being a socialist." Walter Reuther

    by fugwb on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 01:57:03 PM PDT

    •  What my dad actually said is typical (7+ / 0-)

      He's a total teabagger and said to me a few years ago that the government needs to totally do away with Social Security and Medicare. He and Mom are in their 80s and have very little savings left, so I said to him, "You and Mom are both depending on Social Security and Medicare to survive! How can you of all people say that the government should eliminate these programs?!?"

      His response, prefaced by a hearty chuckle: "Well, if they vote now to eliminate the programs, the payments wouldn't stop for another decade or more, and your mother and I should be dead by then anyway. So why should I care? I will have gotten mine!" I said, "Gee, thanks, Dad! My brother and I have been paying into the system all these years (and we're both self-employed, so we're paying in double what he had to), but you don't even care if WE get anything back or if WE have enough money to live when we're older?!?"

  •  Just remember (0+ / 0-)

    A deadbeat to these ilk is anyone receiving government money that's not them.

    Undecided voters are the biggest idiots on the planet. - Brian Griffin

    by Philpm on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:09:30 PM PDT

  •  Ahhh (5+ / 0-)

    Rush and that ilk consider Wall Street banksters, currency traders and hedge fund operators "producers".   Those are the people I'd call "deadbeats".  Also talk radio hosts, what do they produce?  Hot air is a problem these days.

    “Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” ― Paulo Freire

    by ActivistGuy on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:10:58 PM PDT

  •  Poor Rush works so hard for his $38 million a year (4+ / 0-)

    Listened to him for 40 seconds today.  Quoting some columnist who was happy to see the government reopen, happy to see the park service rangers with their leaf blowers at the DC monuments.

    Limbaugh ranted that the park service rangers would be blowing the leaves onto our courageous World War II vets to drive them away from the World War II memorial, to clear a path for the illegal aliens to visit.  This is not just racism, it's nonsensical racism.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:13:36 PM PDT

  •  Well do you know who else is considered a (5+ / 0-)

    "deadbeat"?  People who pay off their credit cards in full every month.  That's right, if you are lucky enough to be able to pay off all your credit card balances each and every month and do so then you are a deadbeat!

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:27:05 PM PDT

  •  Rush is a producer? What does he produce? (4+ / 0-)

    Loaded rhetorical question but what service does Rush perform that makes him more important than a local fireman or a garbage collector or ditchdigger?  They can point to their work as producing a certifiable good to the public.  Can Rush do this much so he is at least as important as one garbage collector?

    Let us then consider Rush's annual income.  How many garbage collectors would his single salary pay annually?  For an experiment in social worth, let us consider an urban experiment where  a municipality would lay off its garbage collectors for a month while at the same time dropping Rush from the local airwaves.  At the end of the month, let everyone vote on whether Rush or garbagemen are more important.

    Rush has to remember that a huckster or grifter is not a producer but rather is a parasite who sucks up the goods and services produced by the actual workers.  Until Rush can prove he actually provides a goods or service, it appears he is one of the takers and not makers (after all, how many jobs has his $400M created?)

  •  Those numbskulls don't realize (3+ / 0-)
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    they are already paying for people who don't have insurance: through their local taxes as well as for the increased costs of the medical care they use and the health insurance they buy. It's extremely inefficient this way, because uninsured people are forced to rely on emergency rooms for treatment, and that's the most expensive way of delivering care. Duh.

  •  Was hit by a car, multiple orthopedic injuries (3+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, tmservo433, certainot

    not healing, can't work much.
    I worked since I was 12. Always was a saver even though I didn't make much, as I worked in non-profit. That money is gone.

    I am not a deadbeat either.

  •  "Deadbeat" is just code for "Useless Eaters." (0+ / 0-)

    If you are not familiar with the term and associated history, just do a quick Internet search. I think you'll find some links to quite disturbing fascist ideology --- having something to do with what and why we fought in WWII.

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