Monday, April 25, 2011

Sean Duffy Is A Bigger Asshole Than I Knew, & I Know Assholes

Via TPM.
CONSTITUENT: I’d like to know where you get your information, where those projections come from?
DUFFY: That’s also from the CBO.
CONSTITUENT: No, no, no, no, no. Did you get any information from the Heritage Foundation?
DUFFY: [...] This is OMB and CBO.
CONSTITUENT: Show me how the Ryan budget that you just voted for brings down the deficit.
DUFFY: I don’t have the chart here. [...]
CONSTITUENT: [...] I know what chart you used, it came from the Heritage Foundation, from a man named William W. Beach, he’s lying. It’s a fraud. [...] A Nobel Prize-winning economist labeled it a fraud! [referring to Paul Krugman]
Later, another constituent criticized Duffy’s claim that the Affordable Care Act cut half a billion dollars from the Medicare program, pointing out that much of this was to tackle waste, fraud, and abuse. This caused Duffy to lose his cool and angrily suggest to the constituent to go host his own town hall:
DUFFY: If you look at PPACA, we’re taking 500 billion dollars out of Medicare to fund this program.
CONSTITUENT: That’s not true!
DUFFY: (laughs)
CONSTITUENT: This is about fraud and abuse. You see these things happen all over the country. They’re talking about money into Medicare fraud enforcement. 60 minutes did a huge story, billions into medicare fraud annually.
DUFFY: Let me tell you what. When you have your town hall you can stand up and give your presentation.

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