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Rand Paul Thinks Punishing The Old And Sick Is The Way To Go!

A new video today catches Rand Paul repeatedly supporting a $2,000 Medicare deductible on Kentucky seniors – despite his claims just last week that such a statement was a “lie.” This video shows Paul's history with wanting to make sure

A new video today catches Rand Paul repeatedly supporting a $2,000 Medicare deductible on Kentucky seniors – despite his claims just last week that such a statement was a “lie.”

This video shows Paul's history with wanting to make sure the elderly and poor suffer as much as possible so his free market masters can rake in boatloads of cash. Are the people of Kentucky paying attention to his policies?

Apparently not, and that's why Paul has stayed off of TV as much as possible. Here's his latest outrageous policy idea.

Digby writes:

Just what in the hell does Rand Paul have against disabled people? First he said that he wouldn't have voted for the Americans with Disabilities Act because it inconveniences business, then he said that old and sick people should be forced to be more responsible by paying a huge 2,000 deductible and now he wants to balance the budget on the backs of impoverished sick and disabled people on Medicaid.

I sure feel sorry for his patients. He has all the compassion of a rabid jackal.
And here I thought you couldn't balance the budget by "cutting off the welfare queens." But, Medicaid is "intergenerational welfare," presumably because it creates a sense of dependency among the sick an disabled children who should be begging in the streets to pay for their medical care. (Or just dying --- that would be the most responsible of all.)

Keep in mind that if Rand Paul wanted to live his libertarian principles, he'd stop taking Medicare and Medicaid patients. But he believes he "deserves to make a comfortable living" and takes in hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funded medical care each year. It's "other people" who have to sacrifice.

So true, so true.

Tea Partiers in KY and elsewhere have been for the most part, full of crap, because as Matt Taibbi observed in his lengthy article called Tea and Crackers, they sucking on the government teat, using Medicare and Medicaid and whatever else they can grab, while they trash it along the way.

But after lengthy study of the phenomenon, I've concluded that the whole miserable narrative boils down to one stark fact: They're full of shit. All of them. At the voter level, the Tea Party is a movement that purports to be furious about government spending — only the reality is that the vast majority of its members are former Bush supporters who yawned through two terms of record deficits and spent the past two electoral cycles frothing not about spending but about John Kerry's medals and Barack Obama's Sixties associations. The average Tea Partier is sincerely against government spending — with the exception of the money spent on them. In fact, their lack of embarrassment when it comes to collecting government largesse is key to understanding what this movement is all about — and nowhere do we see that dynamic as clearly as here in Kentucky, where Rand Paul is barreling toward the Senate with the aid of conservative icons like on

If these Teabirchers do get into office because of the power of Republican propaganda and the hatred of anything that is progressive from their sycophants, then all these conservative pawns who voted for them will suffer tremendously by their own hands.

The DSCC have a new ad based on Paul's latest insanity.

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