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Matt Gaetz's solution to insulin price gouging: 'Get off the couch, fatty. Or die'. (1 Viewer)

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Here's your right-wing 'for the little guy' populist fighting against Big Pharma. By the way, if you don't have insulin, you generally die. Anyone votes for these monsters is a monster.

Matt Gaetz, one of the 193 House Republicans who voted against capping the price of life-saving insulin at $35 a month for most Americans last week, has justified his vote by saying that diabetes sufferers who use the live-saving medicine should lose weight.

In his newsletter on Friday, the Florida congressman wrote that his reason for opposing the Democrat-sponsored bill, which passed with the support of a dozen Republicans crossing the aisle, was that obese people are driving up the cost of the product, and not, as Democrats and activists argue, Big Pharma.


“While Democrat posturing of H.R. 6833 victimizes insulin payees as people with an uncontrollable disease that are being taken advantage of and need Big Brother to throw them a raft, lifestyle changes en masse would expeditiously lower demand and the subsequent prices of insulin,” Mr Gaetz wrote.

 
Here's your right-wing 'for the little guy' populist fighting against Big Pharma. By the way, if you don't have insulin, you generally die. Anyone votes for these monsters is a monster.



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Here's your right-wing 'for the little guy' populist fighting against Big Pharma. By the way, if you don't have insulin, you generally die. Anyone votes for these monsters is a monster.



While I don’t agree with him voting against this bill, though I don’t know the details and what all is actually in the bill, he is right in that the majority of type 2 diabetes is cause be people being overweight and inactive
 
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While I don’t agree with him voting against this bill he is right in that the majority of type 2 diabetes is cause be people being overweight and inactive
I agree! It's crazy to me more isn't being done to reduce obesity. It should start with good eating habits and exercise as a child. Eating crap food is normalized in this country. These foods should be labeled as the poisons they are.

The US is a big fat lazy country.
 
since Matt's district is basically Alabama, now is his chance to get them all to STOP eating fried foods.
 
I agree! It's crazy to me more isn't being done to reduce obesity. It should start with good eating habits and exercise as a child. Eating crap food is normalized in this country. These foods should be labeled as the poisons they are.

The US is a big fat lazy country.

Yeah....imagine someone in the public eye suggesting that people, especailly children, should eat better.

Oh, wait....it DID happen. And for her efforts, Michelle Obama was roasted by the same people who are now cheering Matty Boi's suggestion.

Crazy, right?
 
Here's your right-wing 'for the little guy' populist fighting against Big Pharma. By the way, if you don't have insulin, you generally die. Anyone votes for these monsters is a monster.




My husband was born with Juvenile Diabetes. He went on to play hockey at a D1 school and spent a few years in the pros, both here and in Europe.

At 60 years old he could touch this little simpering fool Gaetz and knock him over. I'd like Gaetz to say it to my husband's face,
 
How does that help people who need insulin to live?
Did you not read the part of my post where I said I didn’t support him not voting for the bill.
What’s the matter your partisan glasses to thick to see it clearly.
 
How does that help people who need insulin to live?
My mom has lost 51 pounds and has significantly reduced the amount of insulin needed.
 
My husband was born with Juvenile Diabetes. He went on to play hockey at a D1 school and spent a few years in the pros, both here and in Europe.

At 60 years old he could touch this little simpering fool Gaetz and knock him over. I'd like Gaetz to say it to my husband's face,
You do realize that your husband doesn’t represent the vast majority of people who have diabetes right?
 
While I don’t agree with him voting against this bill, though I don’t know the details and what all is actually in the bill, he is right in that the majority of type 2 diabetes is cause be people being overweight and inactive

Being overweight and inactive does not "cause" Type 2 Diabetes. It's caused by your pancreas not producing the right amount of insulin and your blood cells not responding to and acting on insulin properly. Being overweight and inactive are issues when you are managing the disease.
 
While I don’t agree with him voting against this bill, though I don’t know the details and what all is actually in the bill, he is right in that the majority of type 2 diabetes is cause be people being overweight and inactive
I once worked with a lady who was diabetic, had to give herself shots several times a day, she weighed a whopping 90 pounds. I am not diabetic and don't know a lot about the disease, but obviously being overweight is not the only factor.
 
You do realize that your husband doesn’t recognize the vast majority of people who have diabetes right?

He doesn't "recognize" them? No, he doesn't. He doesn't walk down the street and say "That person is diabetic!".
 
I wish he knew what he was talking about. It's of course not that simple, and children with diabetes would have a hard time just losing weight to cure this illness. Why is the ugliness and ignorance so prevalent in the Republican party? They should be asking themselves that.
 
Yeah....imagine someone in the public eye suggesting that people, especailly children, should eat better.

Oh, wait....it DID happen. And for her efforts, Michelle Obama was roasted by the same people who are now cheering Matty Boi's suggestion.

Crazy, right?
spot on
 
Wow the autocorrect police. Such a powerful comeback.

Why did you make a dumb post? You agree with Gaetz that diabetics should die?

I know many thin diabetics. I also know many fat people who don't have it. Unlike Gaetz and others, I know about the disease. I too was gestational diabetic when I was pregnant. Insulin dependent. And I was 100 pounds when I got pregnant.
 
I once worked with a lady who was diabetic, had to give herself shots several times a day, she weighed a whopping 90 pounds. I am not diabetic and don't know a lot about the disease, but obviously being overweight is not the only factor.
It is definitely not the only factor but being overweight and inactive are the two biggest causes.
 
I wish he knew what he was talking about. It's of course not that simple, and children with diabetes would have a hard time just losing weight to cure this illness. Why is the ugliness and ignorance so prevalent in the Republican party? They should be asking themselves that.
they literally promoted things that KILLED more republicans during a pandemic.

you can't fix stupid.
 
I wish he knew what he was talking about. It's of course not that simple, and children with diabetes would have a hard time just losing weight to cure this illness. Why is the ugliness and ignorance so prevalent in the Republican party? They should be asking themselves that.
He actually is right in the aspect that the majority of diabetes cases are caused by being overweight and inactive.
 
While I don’t agree with him voting against this bill, though I don’t know the details and what all is actually in the bill, he is right in that the majority of type 2 diabetes is cause be people being overweight and inactive
If the US wanted to address that, it could stop subsidizing things like corn syrup and move those subsidies to healthier options.
 
Why did you make a dumb post? You agree with Gaetz that diabetics should die?

I know many thin diabetics. I also know many fat people who don't have it. Unlike Gaetz and others, I know about the disease. I too was gestational diabetic when I was pregnant. Insulin dependent. And I was 100 pounds when I got pregnant.
Oh look. Who would have expected such a dishonest post from you. I am shocked I tell you.

It must be a day that ends in Y
 
If the US wanted to address that, it could stop subsidizing things like corn syrup and move those subsidies to healthier options.
And I would support both of those things.
But as with many things the US wants the easy answer and just throw some medicine at the problem.
 

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