I missed this the other night but Phoenix Woman over at FDL didn't. Isn't this special? Governor Gutshot to Impoverished ER Patients: Get the Hell out!:
Dog bites man. Sun rises in east. Tim Pawlenty plays "kick the starving poor person (who’s probably black anyway) to win the CPAC vote".
As usual, my absentee governor, in his bid to win the votes of the evil heartless racist yahoos known as "Republican base voters", goes the extra mile in terms in venality, stupidity, ignorance and inhumanity. Read on...
From The Hill -- Pawlenty: Let ER's turn away patients to cut costs:
Emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to cut costs, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) said last night
Appearing on Fox News's "On the Record with Greta Van Sustren" last night, Pawlenty said the federal law that mandates ER treatment should be repealed.
As they noted even Van Susteren was skeptical of Pawlenty's proposal:
VAN SUSTEREN: OK. OK. But you come in with chest pains, and like, you get horrible chest pains. Now, it could be indigestion, which is minor, or it could be heart, which isn't minor. So then...
PAWLENTY: You have to do a little triage. That's for sure.
VAN SUSTEREN: Right. I mean, so the problem is, it's got -- I mean, there really is sort of -- it's not that easy.
You've got to love these "compassionate conservatives". Alan Grayson was right about the Republicans' health care plan. Don't get sick and if you get sick, die quickly.