GOP Senator Ron Johnson is an asshole. There’s really no other way to put it. On Sunday, he showed off his right-wing “Christian” values by explaining to NBC’s Chuck Todd that people who have pre-existing conditions are just like used cars that have been in an accident and therefore deserve to pay more for insurance — further proof that the GOP thinks of you, me, and everyone else as inanimate objects unworthy of so much as a second thought.
According to Johnson, insurance companies are raising prices not because they are greedy but because they can’t unfairly gouge people who have preexisting conditions.
“We know why those premiums doubled,” he said. “We’ve done something with our health care system that you would never think about doing, for example, with auto insurance, where you would require auto insurance companies to sell a policy to somebody after they crash their car.”
“States that have enacted guaranteed issue for preexisting conditions, it crashes their markets,” he added. “It causes the markets to collapse. It causes premiums to skyrocket.”
For some reason, Americans keep electing Johnson and his fellow sphincters to office. Perhaps, if we work hard enough, that will change in 2018 and beyond.
Watch Johnson prove that the Right is wrong below: