Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) says illegal immigrants should not be barred from Obamacare.
So much for free trade and open borders, this is about inducing people to cross the border for a free handout.
Speaking on the House Floor, Gutiérrez recalled Pope Francis’ address to Congress, saying the pontiff inspired him and other Members to remember the Golden Rule — “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“That is why I am introducing the Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act of 2015, a bill to give people complete access to the Affordable Care Act regardless of their immigration status,” Illinois Democrat said.
I consider it horrific that government officials continue to argue that charity needs to be conducted via the barrel of a government gun. Among other objections I have, it is an insult to say Americans won't be charitable unless forced by government.
Further, is it really the duty of every American to take care of every person in the world? This, of course, is absurd but what is really at the heart of Gutiérrez's argument.