Access To Health Care Is Like Driving A Car Or Owning A Cell Phone ???

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Jesse Kelly – Human?

If you agree with Jesse Kelly, the Republican nominee in Arizona’s 8th congressional district, that access to health care should be treated like being allowed to drive a car or own a cell phone then we are in some serious trouble in this country. Health care should be a right and not subject to the whims and bias of people who live in a bubble of their own existence.

VOTER: Do you think that health care is a right or a privilege?

KELLY: My belief system is this. The health care for anybody but especially for our nation. The highest quality and lowest cost can only be delivered without the government. What I believe is that all things we drive, we do, health care, anything, is a privilege to some extent. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, those are inalienable rights endowed by your creator. If you’re claiming a right, if you’re going to say anything’s a right, if you’ re going to say you have a right to a cell phone, then who has the responsibility to pay for it? That’s what I believe.

VOTER: So you’ d put health care as a privilege then?

KELLY: Absolutely, absolutely. I believe that all things we have are. But they’re privileges you earn.

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I didn’t know that access to health care was the same as driving a car or having a cell phone. The thing is if I have no health care then I’m DEAD. If I have no car or cell phone then it is just an inconvenience – it won’t kill me.

The founders and many people who have come after have stated that “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” are unalienable rights. How does one ignore the fact that access to health care fits in all three of those rights.

Jesse Kelly isn’t qualified to hold office since it doesn’t seem he is human.

4 Replies to “Access To Health Care Is Like Driving A Car Or Owning A Cell Phone ???”

  1. Jesse Kelly Supported by Groups Tied to White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis 

    McCain campaign criticized ALIPAC for being among “extreme groups that condone racism” 

    Apparently no longer satisfied to simply spew out-of-touch rhetoric about eliminating Social Security and imposing a 23 percent tax on southern Arizonans, now Jesse Kelly has doggedly pursued the support of a group with known white supremacist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi ties. Kelly accepted the endorsement of Americans for Legal Immigration or ALIPAC – the same group that Senator John McCain’s spokesman condemned earlier this year as “backed by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites.” McCain’s office went further, characterizing ALIPAC as an “extreme groups that condone[s] racism.” 

    The neo-Nazi backers of ALIPAC include Stormfront, Vinlanders Social Club, European Americans United and David Duke, according to the Anti-Defamation League. 

    ALIPAC has also come under heavy criticism for “bigotry” and “extreme rhetoric” and an agenda that “goes beyond the enforcement of immigration laws,” all the way to “demoniz[ing] immigrants as drunk drivers, gang members, invaders, murderers, and disease-carriers.” 

    Given ALIPAC’s record with the White Supremacist movement, McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers demanded in February that JD Hayworth, “immediately disavow this group’s support.” 

    Yet Jesse Kelly shows no signs of discomfort with ALIPAC’s “extremist rhetoric.” In his questionnaire seeking ALIPAC’s endorsement this year, Kelly signed a pledge that he would use “the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary” to force the President to bow to the group’s radical demands. 

    “Another NRCC Young Gun candidate, another Nazi tie — it should come as no surprise. Apparently Jesse Kelly’s support is so weak that he’s begging for help from groups on the racist fringe — even one that Senator McCain’s office has called out,” said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Committee. “Jesse Kelly should be strong enough to stand up a group backed by anti-Semites and White Supremacists. But so far, he just hasn’t shown the political courage.” 


    According to the Phoenix New Times, the McCain campaign called on JD Hayworth to reject the ALIPAC endorsement due to the groups’ anti-Semitic, white supremacist and neo-Nazi ties. [Phoenix New Times, 2/24/10]

    The ADL has criticized ALIPAC’s founder for comparing immigrants to Nazis and for falsely claiming that immigrants “have set up ethnic cleansing zones.” [Anti-Defamation League website, accessed 10/16/10]

    Jesse Kelly filled out the ALIPAC questionnaire, promising to use the full power of the office, including impeachment, to further the group’s goals. [ALIPAC website, accessed 10/16/10]

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    Simply put, Jesse Kelly has neither the brains, credibility or honesty for public office, the will for fighting or the compassion to represent the people of southern Arizona either CD8 OR CD2

  3. I'm not surprised at Jesse Kelly's "I earned mine–screw you" mind set with regard to health care. Sounds like a typical tea party response. The tea party hates government helping anybody–but they don't mind collecting social security or medicare because the tea partiers claim they have "earned it,' they won't say the same for anybody else.
    Although they are selfish and self righteous, that is not their main problem. Their main problem is they assume that fellow tea partiers will be successful via capitalism, ergo they won't need government help. Their problem is that capitalism is failing the middle class, and that means it is failing the tea partiers too. Thus, they "don't have theirs" any more either. They will come crying to government for assistance like anybody else when their private sector pensions go belly up, and their health care with it. 

    The Sage of Wake Forest

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