Representative Jason Chaffetz recently said poor people need to ‘choose’ between having a phone and dying from lack of healthcare:
“And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest that in their own healthcare,” Chaffetz said.
That is the most insulting comment I have heard from a Member of Congress, probably ever. And that is saying something. But that is where we are today, with the people who supposedly represent us.
And as an aside, I don’t those who run Apple appreciated that weird, cold comment. And I think if Apple couldn’t sell iPhones, the U.S. Economy would be in serious trouble.
By the way Chaffetz has decided to quit representing the people to take a high-paying job in the private sector. Good, Chaffetz, go take the money you value more than those you are supposed to represent and put it somewhere, somewhere where we can never see it.