Georgia GOP Congressman Rob Woodall (GA District 7) was caught at a town hall meeting making a statement, or a series of them, that could only be borne of hypocrisy.
While lecturing a constituent about self-reliance, and saying “You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you. My question is, ‘When do I decide I’m going to take care of me?'”
But the woman he was trying to talk down to wasn’t have any of it. She said I have a question about taking care of you. You have government subsidized health care, but you are not obligated to take that if you don’t want to. Why aren’t you going out on the free market in the state where you’re a resident and buy your own health care? You lead by an example. Why aren’t you leading by example?”
Congressman Woodall tried to dodge the question, but she’s having none of it. Finally, after she pressed him regarding why he doesn’t go and get health care on the open market, and takes the free, government-sponsored health care provided by the people of America, he says “Because it’s free… Folks, if you give people something for free, you should expect them to take it.”
Those are the words of a person who cares only about himself. The question is, does Congressman Woodall’s selfishness represent the entire GOP?