Why I could never, ever bear to associate myself with the leadership, ideology, or members of the Republican Party.
Candidate Rand Paul on the Social Security Disability Program:
“You know, the thing is that with all of these programs, there’s always somebody who’s deserving and everybody in this room knows somebody who is gaming the system. What I tell people is, ‘If you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn’t be getting a disability check.’ You know, over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club! [the group laughs] Who doesn’t get up a little anxious for work every day and their back hurts?! Everybody over 40 has a back pain.” [via]
“[O]ver half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.” And remember, this man is a doctor, Jim. As in, scientist. One who bases his judgments and action on empirical data.
I’m not on disability, but my head hurts.