Tea Partiers Mock And Scorn Man With Parkinson's


Even by Tea Party standards this one seems pretty low. Report by Dave Harding at Progress Ohio.

Video shot by the Columbus Dispatch from today's Honk and Wave in Support of Health Care at Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy's district office contains a segment wherein the teabaggers mock and scorn an apparent Parkinson's victim telling him "he's in the wrong end of town to ask for handouts", calling him a communist and throwing money at him to "pay for his health care".

The segment starts at 51 seconds into the video.

Video and report from the Columbus Dispatch.

Here's a sampling of Teabagger "logic":

"I don't see anyone laying in the street dying. We provide care for everyone," said Janet Popa, 61, of Upper Arlington.

"No one is turned away," said her friend, Ruth Phelps, 50, of Upper Arlington.

The women and others noted that hospitals cannot deny care to those who show up at emergency rooms.

Supporters dismissed concerns about cost and expanding the role of government.

"If we can find the money to kill people in wars, we can pay for this," said a Republican business owner from Westerville who declined to give her name. "We are paying anyway (with charity care for the uninsured)."



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