The Right’s Argument Against Medicaid Expansion
David Dayen at FDL understands the futility of arguing with authoritarians:
[L]ogic will not rule this debate. This isn’t about facts and figures, but partisanship. The right has these talking points that sound like logic, and it’s enough to fool the media into thinking there’s a debate here. But the real debate will happen at an elemental level. Republicans will make a moral argument, one they’ve drummed into the heads of their supporters over time, about the unfairness of your tax dollars going to free health care for a population that should help themselves rather than relying on government. If Democrats respond with numbers, they lose.
As I stated at Word Up, regarding the conservative perspective:
Being poor is a personal choice, like homosexuality, and therefore, a sin. Conservatives are not willing to subsidize sinful behavior.
Whereas the argument against homosexuals portrays their bigotry, the fact that the Christofascists view many of the poor as being black gives evidence of their racism. Jesus was concerned with first helping the poor. By rejecting that duty, the Christofascists not only define themselves as pseudo-conservatives, but also pseudo-Christians.