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(ABC)   Santorum tells sick kid who complained about the price of his medicine "People have no problem paying $900 for an iPad, but paying $900 for a drug they have a problem with Why?" Because, of course, people buy a new iPad EVERY MONTH   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 290
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2012-02-02 09:43:53 AM
www.vdare.com

Despite all his rage he is still just a brat on a stage
 
2012-02-02 09:47:25 AM
iPads cure schizophrenia? Cool!
 
2012-02-02 09:48:52 AM
Or 90 iPads a month.

Because that's what happens when you give poor people money. It's not my problem that your little crotchflake is a schizo.
 
2012-02-02 09:48:59 AM
If we pennsylvanians were smart enough to get rid of this douche, what does it say about the rest of the country that he's still in the race?
 
2012-02-02 09:52:09 AM
I'm going to enjoy watching this inhuman pile of shiat humiliate himself in this campaign. Hopefully, someone will drive him to suicide.
 
2012-02-02 09:53:23 AM

Petit_Merdeux: Or 90 iPads a month.

Because that's what happens when you give poor people money. It's not my problem that your little crotchflake is a schizo.


It's particularly egregious because Santorum himself has a special-needs kid with a rare disorder-but of course he pays not a single dime for her care because of the platinum-plated healthcare he gets for life for having been a member of the US Senate. Not that he really needs it with hsi lobbying income.

And if it is truly the "free market" setting drug prices, why can the same drugs be had for half price or less in Canada or Mexico?
 
2012-02-02 09:54:24 AM
Santorum is just another out of touch GOP douche bag. Dime a dozen these days, unfortunately.
 
2012-02-02 09:54:45 AM
Do people TRY to be this stupid?
 
2012-02-02 09:55:56 AM
What a piece of shiat.
 
2012-02-02 10:01:44 AM
What kind of iPad costs $900?

And, frankly, Mitt? You can shove this right up your spoiled, lily-white Mormon asshole. Ooooooh, der FREE MAAARRRKET. . . bullshiat. Collusion and cronyism at its finest.

Thanks, but on the (rare) occasion I need prescription drugs I drive down to Mexico. It's cheaper for me to take the time off work and pay for gas and get dental work/meds in Los Algodones than it is for me -- even with insurance -- to get treatment in the US.
 
2012-02-02 10:03:23 AM
I make a decent salary... I don't have an ipad. I may get one eventually but i usually wait a while to purchase any new electronic to get it cheaper once the newer models come out. (My old man grew up in the third world and passed on his frugality)

So if I ever get cancer... i'll wait until they come up with painless a cure and then the chemotherapy should be dirt cheap.
 
2012-02-02 10:04:01 AM

TwistedIvory: What kind of iPad costs $900?


I think the 3G, 64-gig model is close.
 
2012-02-02 10:06:32 AM

TwistedIvory: And, frankly, Mitt? You can shove this right up your spoiled, lily-white Mormon asshole. Ooooooh, der FREE MAAARRRKET. . . bullshiat. Collusion and cronyism at its finest.


Sorry to interrupt your moment of vitriol, but this total disregard for the humanity of another person was Santorum, not Romney.
 
2012-02-02 10:07:40 AM
What a farking douchebag. Once his campaign finally crashes and burns the rest of the way, he should go work for Spirit Airlines. He'd fit right in over there.
 
2012-02-02 10:09:45 AM

kbronsito: I make a decent salary... I don't have an ipad. I may get one eventually but i usually wait a while to purchase any new electronic to get it cheaper once the newer models come out. (My old man grew up in the third world and passed on his frugality)

So if I ever get cancer... i'll wait until they come up with painless a cure and then the chemotherapy should be dirt cheap.


I never buy first generation technology. I'll get a tablet, someday. Maybe.

Also, I looked it up, and my blood pressure drugs are about $700.yr. My husband is active duty Army, so for now, it's paid for. When he retires? Who knows.
 
2012-02-02 10:11:21 AM
Because you've been conditioned to think health care is something you can get without having to pay for it."

WTF? No we weren't. I always was late to class, so did I miss that re-education camp? Because I was always under the impression that if you get really sick in the US and you're not rich, you're farked.
 
2012-02-02 10:12:16 AM
Santorum runs a charity that buys ipads for aborted fetuses. It's called Beats for Blastocysts.
 
2012-02-02 10:12:20 AM

Chariset: Sorry to interrupt your moment of vitriol, but this total disregard for the humanity of another person was Santorum, not Romney.


You're totally right. I had my frothy mixes confused.
 
2012-02-02 10:12:56 AM
Sh*t I was thinking of ipods. Oh well.
 
2012-02-02 10:14:17 AM
So are the Republicans TRYING to lose this year?
 
2012-02-02 10:14:40 AM
Yesterday was Romney and his "Fark the poor" thing.
Today Santorum with "Fark the sick"?
Are they trying to make 'ole Newt look better by comparison?
 
2012-02-02 10:15:35 AM
As SilentStrider already noted -- we in Pennsylvania did the legwork on this walking anus. Admittedly, it took us longer than it should have to give him the "Tyson vs. Marvis Frazier" treatment.

I'm glad to see he's getting lots of press coverage. The best way to consign this bucket of shiat to the dustbin of history where he belongs is to give him a live microphone and put him in front of people who aren't already slavering, mouth-breathing acolytes who think their ten miles of screaming retard will prayer bomb the vote.
 
2012-02-02 10:18:07 AM
I love a lot of people in this thread right now.
 
2012-02-02 10:18:18 AM

Jackson Herring: TwistedIvory: What kind of iPad costs $900?

I think the 3G, 64-gig model is close.


The 16 gig 3g was about $620. At least that's what I paid.
 
2012-02-02 10:18:35 AM

Earpj: Yesterday was Romney and his "Fark the poor" thing.
Today Santorum with "Fark the sick"?
Are they trying to make 'ole Newt look better by comparison?


Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....
 
2012-02-02 10:19:48 AM

Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....


So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.
 
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2012-02-02 10:19:52 AM

Mugato: Because you've been conditioned to think health care is something you can get without having to pay for it."

WTF? No we weren't. I always was late to class, so did I miss that re-education camp? Because I was always under the impression that if you get really sick in the US and you're not rich, you're farked.


The sad thing is that it's true even if you have a good job and good insurance. Get sick enough and you loose both.
 
2012-02-02 10:22:46 AM

Earpj: Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....

So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.


I just don't get it. how can the GOP say they're 'good Christians' and then turn around an vote for people who are nothing like their professed religion?
 
2012-02-02 10:23:55 AM

Earpj: kbronsito: I make a decent salary... I don't have an ipad. I may get one eventually but i usually wait a while to purchase any new electronic to get it cheaper once the newer models come out. (My old man grew up in the third world and passed on his frugality)

So if I ever get cancer... i'll wait until they come up with painless a cure and then the chemotherapy should be dirt cheap.

I never buy first generation technology. I'll get a tablet, someday. Maybe.

Also, I looked it up, and my blood pressure drugs are about $700.yr. My husband is active duty Army, so for now, it's paid for. When he retires? Who knows.


Protip: I used to pay like 60/mo (copay. actual cost something like $300/mo) for my BP drugs until I was about to lose my insurance a few years back and I talked to my doc about cheaper alternatives and found out I could basically get the exact same drugs for $12/mo on the Wal-mart $4 drug formulary. The only difference is that one was in a form I took twice a day instead of once, and the other became two pills rather than one. So that's a convo worth having with your doc
 
2012-02-02 10:24:24 AM

Weaver95: Earpj: Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....

So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.

I just don't get it. how can the GOP say they're 'good Christians' and then turn around an vote for people who are nothing like their professed religion?


The justification is that private charities take care of all the needy people. This will draw in the converts so everyone wins.
 
2012-02-02 10:25:19 AM
This is despicable. Here's my story: my husband is an independent contractor and doesn't qualify for insurance. He makes too much to qualify us for Medicaid. I've applied to over 100 jobs and got 2 interviews this year (need benefits) and I'm still unemployed. Private insurance runs about $1000/mo for a family of 5 with a $2000 deductible. We just pay out-of-pocket for docs/dentists/ER.

My son's medication costs $40 a pill per day, so thank every deity in the universe that his doc gives us free samples.

If this scum is elected, or anyone like him, I'll bet they would cut Medicaid/Medicare immediately.
 
2012-02-02 10:26:11 AM

Weaver95: I just don't get it. how can the GOP say they're 'good Christians' and then turn around an vote for people who are nothing like their professed religion?


Not just nothing like.

Look at the GOP's platform and the platforms of their potential nominees, then go to the Gospels and read the words of Christ.

They are fundamentally incompatible and best, and at worst, the GOP flat out condemns what Jesus said.
 
2012-02-02 10:28:35 AM

Earpj: Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....

So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.



All Four Gospels:
Ctrl+F "Gay" or "homosexual" 0 results found

Ctrl+F "take care of the poor and sick among you or God will put you on the express train to hell" Too many results to display

So of those two issues which one do most of the self-professed "Christians" in politics spend their time and energy on?
 
2012-02-02 10:28:59 AM

SilentStrider: what does it say about the rest of the country that he's still in the race?


It says that there are enough religious twatwaffles to keep donating to his campaign.
 
2012-02-02 10:29:22 AM

Weaver95: Earpj: Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....

So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.

I just don't get it. how can the GOP say they're 'good Christians' and then turn around an vote for people who are nothing like their professed religion?


They regard the older Christian morality quaint and not particularly useful. These "Christians" believe you deserve your fate - good or bad. So whatever state you find yourself in is a reflection of God's grace. Poor? God hates you. Wealthy? God favors you. So it's incumbent on the poor to defer to their clearly graced superiors. Even if the wealthy don't know it themselves, they're better than the rest of us and God prefers them.
 
2012-02-02 10:29:49 AM
Sick people are buying ipads instead of medication?

Any other scenario would be an unequal comparison.

Or is just reiterating the thought that health care is nothing more than a luxury?
 
2012-02-02 10:29:54 AM

Magorn:
Protip: I used to pay like 60/mo (copay. actual cost something like $300/mo) for my BP drugs until I was about to lose my insurance a few years back and I talked to my doc about cheaper alternatives and found out I could basically get the exact same drugs for $12/mo on the Wal-mart $4 drug formulary. The only difference is that one was in a form I took twice a day instead of once, and the other became two pills rather than one. So that's a convo worth having with your doc


I will. Thanks.
 
2012-02-02 10:31:04 AM

Aarontology: Weaver95: I just don't get it. how can the GOP say they're 'good Christians' and then turn around an vote for people who are nothing like their professed religion?

Not just nothing like.

Look at the GOP's platform and the platforms of their potential nominees, then go to the Gospels and read the words of Christ.

They are fundamentally incompatible and best, and at worst, the GOP flat out condemns what Jesus said.


I think there was an article a while back that compared the GOP stated legislative goals with what Jesus said in his gospels. the Republicans didn't stack very well with what Christ said was his philosophy. Anyways, you're right - the Republicans aren't very christian at all. I just don't understand why someone doesn't call 'em out on it.
 
2012-02-02 10:33:23 AM
The circus that is the GOP primary has got to be part of a GOP strategy to lull Obama into a sense of security regarding reelection. It is as if the candidates are mere caricatures of everything that 90% of the country despises and they hope that Obama's campaign is laughing so hard at them when the election rolls around that they might be able to sneak past with a win.

Toledo had a major for a number of years named Carty Finkbeiner who would do and say the dumbest crap imaginable (new window) and I'm fairly certain that he kept on getting reelected because people wanted to see what he would do next. That's the only hope the current Republican field has, that they muster enough troll votes from people who want to see how idiotic the candidate can be on the world stage.
 
2012-02-02 10:34:31 AM

Earpj: Weaver95:

Because screwing over the sick and the poor is just what Jesus would have wanted....

So it would seem.

/The Republican party seems to be imploding.


They really should implode, fold up completely and start anew. The whole system needs a complete overhaul.
 
2012-02-02 10:35:06 AM

tnpir: Do people TRY to be this stupid?


You sort of have to, no?
 
2012-02-02 10:36:16 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Sick people are buying ipads instead of medication?

Any other scenario would be an unequal comparison.

Or is just reiterating the thought that health care is nothing more than a luxury?


That's just what it is. Santorum thinks every American has the same amount of money in their bank accounts, and they can afford to decide between medications which keep them alive or iPads.
 
2012-02-02 10:36:30 AM

ytterbium: This is despicable. Here's my story: my husband is an independent contractor and doesn't qualify for insurance. He makes too much to qualify us for Medicaid. I've applied to over 100 jobs and got 2 interviews this year (need benefits) and I'm still unemployed. Private insurance runs about $1000/mo for a family of 5 with a $2000 deductible. We just pay out-of-pocket for docs/dentists/ER.

My son's medication costs $40 a pill per day, so thank every deity in the universe that his doc gives us free samples.

If this scum is elected, or anyone like him, I'll bet they would cut Medicaid/Medicare immediately.


$40 a day? Yeowch. Think seriously about moving to a state with "Medi-kid" coverage that might get your kid covered even if neither parent qualifies.

Having a kid and no way to cover them really sucks. I'm luckier than most because my corps of sisters includes two nurses and a PA, so medical emergencies aren't as scary but having been there, I know there is no sicker feeling in the world than having just lost your job (and dental coverage) and then have your son begin to complain of bad toothache and wonder if you can somehow scrape up enough money to get him out of his agony.

.Since then, even though I've had coverage since then I've never taken more than half of any codiene perscription I've ever been written: so there is a bit around the house for emergencies.
 
2012-02-02 10:37:59 AM

SilentStrider: If we pennsylvanians were smart enough to get rid of this douche, what does it say about the rest of the country that he's still in the race?


There are vastly more morans in the rest of the country.
 
2012-02-02 10:38:26 AM

ytterbium: This is despicable. Here's my story: my husband is an independent contractor and doesn't qualify for insurance. He makes too much to qualify us for Medicaid. I've applied to over 100 jobs and got 2 interviews this year (need benefits) and I'm still unemployed. Private insurance runs about $1000/mo for a family of 5 with a $2000 deductible. We just pay out-of-pocket for docs/dentists/ER.

My son's medication costs $40 a pill per day, so thank every deity in the universe that his doc gives us free samples.

If this scum is elected, or anyone like him, I'll bet they would cut Medicaid/Medicare immediately.


We're kind of in the same boat... I'm a freelancer (no unemployment benefits and no job provided health insurance) and my wife has been unemployed for the last year or two (she's going back to school right now at a fantastic Community College we have in the city).

Luckily, we're in Massachusetts and can take advantage of Commonwealth Care. Business has been pretty slow for me for a few years and if it weren't for the Commonwealth Care, we'd be farked, plain and simple. I have asthma, and a two moth supply of Advair without insurance costs over $500. We'd never be able to afford it and pay our mortgage, bills and what not.

These assholes like to pontificate about helping the middle classes (and we've been hanging onto the ragged edges of the middle class since 2004 ourselves), but all I hear from them is how they're going to do away with the same programs that are keeping many of us from sinking deeper into poverty.

It's infuriating... I will never vote for another Republican as long as I live after the last few years.
 
2012-02-02 10:39:33 AM
Rick Santorum should be made to share a house with a child with untreated schizophrenia.
 
2012-02-02 10:43:00 AM

SilentStrider: Jackson Herring: TwistedIvory: What kind of iPad costs $900?

I think the 3G, 64-gig model is close.

The 16 gig 3g was about $620. At least that's what I paid.


I bought the 64 gig 3G about a year ago and paid right around $900, including sales tax and AppleCare. I wouldn't quibble with that figure.

That said, a million goddamn dollars a year for a freaking drug? Good lord. I know Abilify is one of the more expensive drugs out there, but I find it hard to believe it would run over $2,700 per day. (It is covered by Medicaid/Medicare, though.)
 
2012-02-02 10:45:05 AM
Good on him.

It's exactly what Jesus would say. That's why he charged for his miracles. I mean, that thing with the loaves and fishes? He cleaned up with that. Lepers? Jesus saw that as an investment opportunity. Truly, Rick absorbed this message...
 
2012-02-02 10:47:44 AM

keylock71:

It's infuriating... I will never vote for another Republican as long as I live after the last few years.


We're not allowed to tell my M-I-L that my husband is no longer a Republican.
 
2012-02-02 10:48:33 AM
As everyone knows, only the very best Christians see human suffering as a source of profit.
 
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