EugenicsCare or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Burn it Down

Folks tell on themselves. They’re not smart enough. They’re not cautious enough. They just don’t care enough. If you give them time, they’ll make it plain.

When asked about his support for the tax cut masquerading as a health care plan, human scrotum Mo Brooks said,

“It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, that are healthy and have done the things to keep their bodies healthy.”

Ignore the blather about costs and whatever. It’s not true and it doesn’t matter. It’s word salad from a toenail fungus that thinks three syllables makes him sound smart. The rest is important though. The part about how people who have higher health care costs are not people who lead good lives or have done things to be healthy. That’s the tell. They always tell.

I’m not going to run down the whole health care bill. Just know that it cuts a 5% tax on people who make more than $200,000. To pay for that they’re getting rid of Medicaid expansion and allowing insurance companies to charge old people and those with pre-existing conditions more because they haven’t led good lives or done things to be healthy.

Let’s make this easy. There’s no defense for this bill. I realize that’s a simple point. I’ll explain further. There’s absolutely no fucking defense for this bill. None. Zero. Not a bit.

It is not fiscally responsible. It does not balance the budget. It does not Make America Great Again. It does not help people in need. It does not increase business productivity. It does not create jobs. It does not make America Safe Again. It’s a tax cut for the President and his shitty friends. It’s a slap in the face for everyone else.

If you’re sick and rich, you’re going to get destroyed by high costs. If you’re healthy and rich, you’re going to be happy collecting money that could be used to help those in need. If you’re healthy and poor, you get to not have insurance, even though the subsidies from the government were already paying for your insurance. If you’re sick and poor you’re going to die.

I hear people fighting over whether this is Ryancare or Trumpcare. It’s clearly EugenicsCare.

What is Eugenics?

It’s the belief and practice of improving the genetic quality of a population. Its aim is to reduce the population of undesirable people.

How do you do that? Who is undesirable? How would you cull those people?

We have decades of Republican law-makers and media types blaming poor people for their poverty. It’s the broken culture of lawlessness and addiction and ignorance of the family structure and stupidity and lack of rationality, we’re told. Those people are poor because they’re broken and make bad choices.

Well now we know they also think that sick people are broken. Remember, the healthy people are the ones who have led good lives and made themselves healthy. Pus-filled open wound Mo Brooks proclaimed it proudly. So sick people have diseases because they make bad choices.

So what is the goal of this plan? Financial stability? Ensuring the viability of the health care markets? Supporting the promises and goals of the Republican party?

The goal is to kill undesirable people. Why wait for the CBO score? Why care about the approval rating of the legislation? The people who don’t like it don’t matter. The people who won’t be insured don’t matter. The people who will lose their lives don’t matter.

I’m done with this. I’m done with this party. I’m done with those who defend them. I’m done with their disregard not just for political norms and fairness, but their indifference to whole swaths of humanity. My life matters to them only as much as the tax dollars I pay. Today I matter. Tomorrow, if I lose my job, I can fuck off and die.

Let’s think about it. Maybe that’s a better title. EugenicsCare is a mouthful. Plus you’d need to explain it. Fuck off and die is so much more succinct and just as accurate.

You poor? Fuck off and die.

You get raped? Fuck off and die.

You pregnant? Fuck off and die.

You have cancer? Fuck off and die.

You Latino? Fuck off and die.

You have a cancer cluster in your neighborhood? Fuck off and die.

You part of a racial group predisposed to high blood pressure? Fuck off and die.

I have no cute or pithy ways to end this. I don’t have a nice summary. I don’t have a call to bring people together. I’m tired of calling my representative just so that government doesn’t shit on me. I’m tired of being afraid and angry and confused every damn day. I’m just done with this shit. It’s simple for me now. The people who did this are stupid or cruel or both. There’s no other choice. I hope that they reap what they sow, both at the ballot box in 2018 and in life. I wish them nothing but unhappiness, failure and embarrassment.

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