It’s so hard most days to choose the most ridiculous thing said by a Teabagger, but today it was actually pretty easy. Here’s a quote from today’s Boston Globe article on yesterday’s Tea Party:
When asked why her family used state-subsidized health care when she criticized people who take handouts, Valerie Shirk, [who has children ranging from nine months to 15 years old], said she did not want to stop having children, and that her husband’s income was not enough to cover the family with private insurance.
“I know there’s a dichotomy because of what we get from the state,’’ she said. “But I just look at each of my children as a blessing.’’
How about this for a new rule: if you’re actively taking government handouts, you’re not allowed to criticize other people for doing the same. What makes this lunatic even worse is that she’s taking handouts because of a selfish personal choice. She doesn’t have to have more kids, and if she can’t afford them, I think we can all agree that she shouldn’t be having more kids. Cancer drugs, though? Life-saving medical procedures? Yeah, I’m okay with government helping cover those costs. In the meantime, keep it in your pants, Valerie Shirk, and STFU.