Millionaire Republican Senator: Healthcare And Food Are A Privilege, Not A Right

Millionaire Republican Senator Ron Johnson told a group of high school students that healthcare and food are a privilege, not a right according to MSNBC.

Millionaire Republican Senator Ron Johnson told a group of high school students that healthcare and food are a privilege, not a right according to MSNBC.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke to a group of high-school students near Milwaukee on Friday morning, and he heard from one student who asked, “Do you personally consider health care as a privilege or a right?” The far-right senator replied: “I think it’s probably more of a privilege. Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Past that point, we have the right to freedom. Past that point everything else is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us to afford those things.

“Sen. Rand Paul talked about this on the floor of the Senate. He’s a doctor. He said the minute you consider health care a right, well, who’s going to satisfy that right? And those people who have the skills to satisfy that right, what does that make them if they’re forced to provide you with that rightful product or service?”

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wrtoth
wrtoth

Wisconsin, you need to vote this creep out next!!!!

OleSalt48
OleSalt48

Why should Congress have a right to insurance that they won't allow for the People they Represent to have!

Abe555
Abe555

We all should have the right to buy food or healthcare, but we aren't entitled to have it for free. We don't have a "right" to other people's goods and services. Our Constitution protects our rights to do what we want with ourselves from the government. If you want a "right" to other people's stuff, you would have to go to a socialist country and work for the hive.

SplitTail1957
SplitTail1957

Right dude! When YOU go without food, air & medical treatment for say, 32 or more days, only then can you come over here and talk to me about what constitute "rights"! Until that time suggest you shut up, get yourself a one-way ticket, and fly off to Russia with the other traitors that have permeated our Country.

PseudoIntellict
PseudoIntellict

That how he feels, so he is damned determined to make sure there aren't any privileged people other than whites conservative Christians.