Friday, March 17, 2017


U.S. Rep. Jason Chafetz , R Utah, reveals his attitude.

"Well, we're getting rid of the individual mandate [in Obamacare]. We're getting rid of those things that people said that they don't want," Chafetz replied. "Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care."

See this commentary on the statements.

Conservatives are especially likely to justify cutbacks in programs for the poor because poverty is their own fault.  They are poor because they are lazy, reckless, etc.  This applies to some, but not all of the poor.  It is well documented that the children of the poor start off behind their more affluent peers, and have a tougher time making it.  The claim is that successful and wealthy are superior people and that's why they have made it.  I call this the theory of affluent supremacy.

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