In all these discussions over the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid provision, the Republican party talks in high-minded terms of the cost, and they sigh regretfully that any adverse consequences for the working poor are the unfortunate side effects of the sacrifice we have to make for the sake of our children and grandchildren. Those hurt now are collateral damage, if you will, and need to suck it up.
But as The Daily Show suggests, we should not ignore the possibility that these actions are also being done out of sheer spite, because they really do believe that those who are not-so-well off are moochers living off the rest of us and not pulling their weight, and thus deserve to be kicked to the curb.
(These clips aired on October 10, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)