Sunday, July 01, 2012

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - July 1, 2012

Vicki Kennedy
Jack Lew - White House Budget Office
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Stephanopoulos: wow health care
is constitutional

Audience: woot

Stephanopoulos: what was your
reaction Vicki

Kennedy: Teddy believed health care
was a fundamental human right

Stephanopoulos: the cause of his life
was saved by a Republican Chief Justice

Kennedy: which is awesome

Stephanopoulos: Nancy Pelosi said
Teddy must be happy

Kennedy: she rocks

Stephanopoulos: what is the biggest
struggle now

Kennedy: people want health care
but they don’t like the law

Stephanopoulos: that is true

Kennedy: but no one wants to be
denied for pre-existing conditions

Stephanopoulos: of course

Kennedy: it’s a very exciting time

Stephanopoulos: well congratulations

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: how can America
afford this massive tax increase?

Lew: you mean the penalty

Stephanopoulos: LOL

Lew: if you choose not to buy insurance
you have pay a penalty because
you’re a free rider

Stephanopoulos: John Roberts says
it’s a tax ergo it’s a tax

Lew: why should free riders not have to pay

Stephanopoulos: it’s a tax!

Lew: no - one guy said it could be
considered one

Stephanopoulos: it’s a tax!

Lew: it falls under Congress’ taxing
power constitutionally

Stephanopoulos: it’s a tax!

Lew: no!

Stephanopoulos: will states reject
Medicaid money?

Lew: why would they - it’s 100% paid
by the federal government

Stephanopoulos: freedom!

Lew: ok

Stephanopoulos: Mitt Romney said he
will win in 2012 because people hate
health care reform

Lew: no lifetime limits, no pre-existing
conditions, insurance for young adults
- what’s not to like

Stephanopoulos: liberty!

Lew: Romney wants to give millionaires
$5 trillion and take that money from charities

Stephanopoulos: Obama voted against
John Roberts and then he saved
the President’s signature achievement

Lew: irony can be pretty ironic sometimes

[ break ]

Stephanopoulos: John Roberts -
what went wrong?

Ryan: I thought he had principles -
oppose all liberal laws!

Stephanopoulos: too bad

Ryan: I’m so disappointed

Stephan: Romney said John Roberts
is a model justice

Ryan: it’s very disturbing that the
government can now tax people

Stephanopoulos: that is disturbing

Ryan: I can’t believe one man arrogantly
left this up to the American people to decide now

Stephan: you accuse Obama of cutting Medicare
but your own budget would cut $500 million

Ryan: Obamacare raids Medicare to
pay for health care - it’s an outrage

Stephan: you would take that money
and pay off the debt

Ryan: I would make Medicare more solvent
by taking money from it

Stephan: so you are not a hypocrite

Ryan: Obama said it wasn’t a tax and
now he says it is - OMG

Stephanopoulos: my goodness

Ryan: it’s very frustrating dealing with
Obama - he’s so fucking skillful for
a teleprompter-reading loser from Kenya

Stephan: do you like any part of this law?

Ryan: no - we will repeal all of it

Stephanopoulos: what’s your answer

Ryan: patient-centered provisions!

Stephanopoulos: you would get rid
of the lifetime limits?

Ryan: the free market has already
solved most of these problems

Stephanopoulos: it health care a right?

Ryan: no - rights come comes from nature’s god

Stephanopoulos: will this election turn
on rejecting health care as a right?

Ryan: John Roberts made this election
about personal freedom and liberty
or health care and enslavement

Stephanopoulos: right

Ryan: we have one more chance before
we are all marched off to FEMA-run
concentration camps and selected
by Kathleen Sebelius’ death panels

Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Paul

Ryan: enjoy your last July Fourth outside
of barbed wire losers