I don’t actually believe the Koch Brothers are the anti-Christ. It’s just that they’re so, so fucking evil. In every way evil can be measured. Right now those two diseased humans are one the biggest forces trying to end any hope of affordable insurance for all Americans. Here’s just one tiny example of the needless suffering these assholes hope to make more widespread and more universal for millions of us:
(DailyKos) — The patient in the emergency department smelled of advanced cancer. It is the smell of rotting flesh, but even more pungent. You only ever have to smell it once. […] She had been bleeding irregularly, but chalked it up to “the change.” Peri-menopausal hormonal mayhem is the most common cause of irregular vaginal bleeding, but unfortunately not the only cause. […] She hadn’t gone to the doctor because she had no health insurance. The only kind of work she could get in a struggling rural community was without benefits. Her coat and shoes beside the gurney were worn and her purse from another decade. She could never afford to buy it on her own. She didn’t qualify for Medicaid, the local doctor only took insurance, and there was no Planned Parenthood or County Clinic nearby.
The article goes on at length about how this lady will probably die as her innards turn into rancid bloody bits and her life dribbles out in a slow, lingering, horrible death. She has one of the many thousands of serious diseases which can be treated, giving her a fighting chance, or at least preserving some small measure of physical comfort and personal dignity to the end. She just needs fairly routine, intermediate to long-term integrated care, the kind that would be immediately available in every other first world nation on earth and even a surprising number of third-world shitholes.
But no. Thanks to unbridled greed and institutional stupidity, we’re debating funding Planned Parenthood and Medicaid, even Medicare is shaky if these assholes have anything to say about it; that 100k you paid in for 40 years? Sorry, the zillionaire Koch whores wants your money, too! And forget about single payer or free clinics. Even though the ACA will save billions of dollars and give that women and millions like her a snowball’s chance in hell of a decent few remaining years, at no cost to the ultrawealthy jackasses of the world, no. Gosh, that’s just too big a fucking sacrifice to ask of billionaires like the Koch Brothers, because, someday, somehow, they might have to pay an extra point in taxes on their lavish eight figure incomes, or God Help Us All, spend what is for them pocket change making sure their many toxic products don’t end up in the thousands of food, water, and air supplies for millions of people.
They are evil, pure unadulterated evil.