Smart Phones Are A Right!

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz is in hot water for his suggestion that low-income Americans may have to prioritize purchasing health care coverage over gadgets such as iPhones under Republicans’ Obamacare replacement plan.  Here is what he said:

“Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.”

How dare he!!  Smart phones are a right!  Not a privilege!  Start the protests.

Actually here is one Twitter comment from a NYT writer and professor Jared Yates Sexton:

What am I missing here?

Oh, and by the way, here is what President Obama said in 2014:

“I guess what I would say is if you looked at that person’s budget and you looked at their cable bill, their telephone … cell phone bill, other things that they’re spending on, it may turn out that they just haven’t prioritized health care because right now everybody is healthy,” he said.

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