Grey dollar are consumables: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick thinks grandparents should die for sake economy and their progeny
The title of the film “No Country For Old Men” of 2007 is ideally suited to the situation in the USA. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered the elderly to say goodbye to life so that the economy in the country improves.
This comment was made during a Fox News interview on Monday night. After that, Twitter literally broke out with sarcasm. The proposed measures to abolish the social protection of older people caused heavy criticism of the politician.
"I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me — I have six grandchildren — that's what we all care about. ... And I want to live smart and see through this, but I don't want the whole country to be sacrificed. And that's what I see," he said.
2010: Conservatives freak out over “death panels.”— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 24, 2020
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Rising mortality rates in the US are forcing politicians to act very quickly. On the example of Gov. Dan Patrick makes it clear that before you condemn older people to death, you had to think twice.
Despite recent words by President Donald Trump calling for leave quarantine and work to save the US economy, a statement by Gov. Dan Patrick seems even crazier.
This is a ridiculous, dangerous and reckless statement by Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick. We do not and certainly should not sacrifice people’s lives for the economy or anything else.— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) March 24, 2020
Clearly, the pandemic has wrecked U.S. healthcare and the economy. Politicians whose electoral pockets have been sponsored by multi-billion-dollar corporations are beginning to act in order to save the capital of their sponsors and, according to Patrick, the first victims should be those who worked for 40 years and paid taxes, but upon retirement became a burden for the state.
The lieutenant governor of Texas, for example, is totally cool with letting grandma die to protect the stock portfolios of the future.— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) March 24, 2020
How is this pro-life? https://t.co/wEhw6X9YHE https://t.co/zsg8rtGy5l
We've sure come a long way from "Obamacare will kill our nation's cherished seniors" to "Okay we need the olds to die because the stock market is too low and we have an election coming up."— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 24, 2020
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