Republican Has Meltdown At Town Hall After Making Bogus ACA Death Panel Claim – The Ring Of Fire


Bill Akins is a name that most people in the
United States don’t know, but it’s a name that most people in the United States are
beginning to learn. He is the chair of the Pasco County, Florida
Republican Party. This past weekend at a town hall event attended
by 250 people, sponsored by Republican Representative, Gus Bilirakis, they were discussing the Affordable
Care Act when Bill Akins, Pasco County Florida Republican Party Chairman, told the crowd
that the reason the Republicans are against the Affordable Care Act is because of all
those darn death panels that it created. Take a look. Here’s the problems I have with the Affordable
Health Care act. Number one, there is a provision in there
that anyone over the age of 74 has to go before what is effectively a death panel.  (CHEERS) AKINS: Yes, they do. Yes, they do. It’s in there, folks. You’re wrong. OK, children, all right, children.  In 2009, PolitiFact rated the death panel
as the lie of the year. There is nothing in the Affordable Care Act,
Obamacare, that refers to any kind of death panel, but here we have Bill Akins telling
us that, “Hey, once you hit the age of 65, sorry, you have to go up in front of a death
panel and essentially plea for your life.” The only good thing to come out of that South
Florida rally or town hall, whatever you want to call it, is the fact that the mostly senior
citizen crowd there did not buy into what Akins was saying. As you saw from the video, they became angry. They started jeering, and so Akins responded
in the most mature way possible by calling these elderly citizens concerned about losing
their health insurance, he called them children. Now, when you’re in a position of power, like
the Republicans in Washington are and Representative Gus Bilirakis, who sponsored this town hall,
when you’re in a position of power and you know that every two years you have to face
reelection … not a good idea to piss off the constituents in your county. Probably not a good idea to insult them and
call them names and lie to their faces when they know that you’re lying. Hopefully, Bill Akins just caused Gus Bilirakis
his seat in the 2018 midterms because that’s what he deserves. That’s what Bilirakis deserves. Republicans are hosting these little town
halls all over the country now trying to convince Americans that, “Hey. Look. Trust us. Republicans have a plan to replace the Affordable
Care Act. You just got to trust us. We hate the Affordable Care Act and we’re
going to give you a bunch of bullshit reasons as to why that is.” There are no death panels and Republicans
know it and the public knows it. The only reason Republicans want to repeal
the Affordable Care Act is because it raises taxes slightly on 400 families within the
United States. That’s it. 400 families have their taxes go up slightly
because of the Affordable Care Act. That’s how we pay for some of the subsidies. 400 people have their taxes raised, so that
we can give tax breaks to 20 to 30 million people in order to afford healthcare. You have to 20 to 30 million people who are
going to lose their healthcare coverage if Republicans repeal these tax subsidies just
to give a tax break to 400 different families. Now, I don’t care if you’re left, right, center,
green, Libertarian, or whatever you want to call it. There is no way that you can justify that. There is no way you can justify screwing over
20 to 30 million people just to benefit 400, and I think both Republicans and Democrats
and Independents would agree on that. I don’t think anybody thinks that it’s a better
idea to give more money to the top 1% of the 1% while screwing over millions of people
who are literally going to end up dying, according to studies about 48,000 a year, because they
can’t afford health insurance coverage. They won’t be able to go to the doctor. They won’t be able to get preventative care. They won’t be able to get early detection
for things like cancer. They won’t be able to afford medication. They won’t be able to treat their diabetes. They will die. That’s what experts are telling us. All because Republicans like Gus Bilirakis
and Bill Akins, that Republican Party County Chair, all because they want to give a tax
break to 400 families. Now, why aren’t they just being honest? If you don’t like Obamacare, be straight with
us. We get it. We know the Republicans rule for the wealthy
and not for the people, but don’t sit there and try to lie to us telling us that once
we hit age 65, we have to go put on our best suit and show up in front of a death panel
and tell them why we need to keep on living, because everybody at this point knows that
that’s just not true.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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  2. voters are becoming aware of republicans bullshit lies. this fuck should realize he is a public servant not their boss.

  3. trump needs to Golf. $$$$$$$$$

    trump cuts ; VETERANS MEDICAL, HOT MEALS ON WHEELS ,ALL POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS HEALTH CARE INSURANCE POLICIES. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  4. Pence running away from a Trump fight against ACA.Pence and others told Trump that he is on his own on this one.Trump bringing a knife to a gunfight.

  5. This guy lied through his nose and yet had the ordacity to call Americans children. The normal republican way.

  6. appalling any elected official would treat his constituents in this way. Republicans bad or as that Trump would say, Sad.

  7. Next years mid terms are going to be mighty interesting. A lot of Republicans asses are gonna be twitching!

  8. Recall its RECALL TIME folks. It's time to circulate recall petitions with over a million signatures. This should not be differcult in that all who will be affected including young & old, would be a peaceful revolution that could be nothing but successful Right Now. Then Trump & Hillary types will be ancient history.

  9. here is my question like TRUMP you voted for these guys why are you mad when you knew they were liars and dishonest people?

  10. recall them. they think they are doing you a favor by calling them children while lying. if you had such a provisions then you should have shown it in nice big bold letters. republicans lie str8 to your face.

  11. A lot of really dumb mother fuckers in this comment section.
    Not worth my time.
    One piece of advice to you morons: Get real.

  12. Democrats would rather lose in 2020 than run a real progressive. Draft Bernie for a new peoples party here https://www.facebook.com/DraftBernieSanders/

  13. You reap what you sow….When are we going to stop electing these rich, cock suckers who don't give a shit about us? They take health care away from millions to give a tax break to their criminal friends on wall street and corporate criminal donors. They cut education, food programs, woman's health programs because they say we don't have the money. But when it comes to wars and tax cuts for the wealthy we seem to have a lot of money.

  14. CHILDREN? If you Floridians vote him back in, you will get what you deserve. CHILDREN? DEATH PANEL? HAHAHAHA

  15. 0:57 "Okay children, okay children…"
    That's tactic is on page 147 of "how to win friends and influence people." Or was it page 189 on "the art of the deal?"

  16. Good things these fake Christian Republicans aren't really Christians at all. They would surely burn in Hell for such blatant and inhumane lying.

  17. Out of 5 minutes you have a 15 second blurb from him. He's wrong of course, but there isn't any real balance here.

  18. The New Health CARE Death Plan is Officially called THE PURGE or The DEPOPULATION AGENDA. Which will be targeting these groups of people in America.
    Poor
    Homeless
    Senior Citizens
    Mentality Challenged
    Working Poor
    Melenated PEOPLE
    and the Disabled. Did I leave anybody out?

  19. I am reminded of one of my High School teachers back in the 70s did the same thing after making a fictional statement that we knew was a lie. She never recovered the respect of the class for the rest of the semester.

  20. Doesn't matter what political party you're under. Old people, especially, reserve the right not to be insulted. Talk about respecting your elders… đź‘Žđź‘Žđź‘Ž

  21. I came because the tittle implied I'd get to watch a republican have a break down in the middle of a town hall because of his BS, I was mostly disappointed, that reaction was by both parties at the town hall, predictable

  22. MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THE ETERNAL FATHER EARTH; SECOND MESSAGE; THE FIRST MESSAGE WAS HIDDEN TO THE WORLD BY THE RELIGIOUS ROCK http://www.alfayomega.pe/detallerollo.php?id=1&pagina=1Truly I say to you, that the most degrading of all the philosophies of this world, is the system of life that exploits the work of others; To this strange system of life, you call it capitalism; A strange way of possessing more than others possess; A strange form devised by a group of ambitious people; Which was taken licentiousness, not to consider the divine equality taught by the Father; And he who does not imitate the Father, does not see the glory of the Father; The so-called communism of this world, imitates the divine philosophy of the Father; More, he does not want to recognize the Father; Neither will they see the Father; It is easier for the Father to be seen, when he does not refuse the Father; Truly I say to you, (last generation of the test of life) that in the midst of trembling, earthquakes, exits of the sea, rains of fire, then you will believe in the Father; What will teach you, that you are imperfect, even in your own beliefs; In the midst of a weeping and gnashing of teeth, you will recognize the Father;

  23. MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THE ETERNAL FATHER EARTH; SECOND MESSAGE; THE FIRST MESSAGE WAS HIDDEN TO THE WORLD BY THE RELIGIOUS ROCK http://www.alfayomega.pe/detallerollo.php?id=1&pagina=1Truly I say to you, that the most degrading of all the philosophies of this world, is the system of life that exploits the work of others; To this strange system of life, you call it capitalism; A strange way of possessing more than others possess; A strange form devised by a group of ambitious people; Which was taken licentiousness, not to consider the divine equality taught by the Father; And he who does not imitate the Father, does not see the glory of the Father; The so-called communism of this world, imitates the divine philosophy of the Father; More, he does not want to recognize the Father; Neither will they see the Father; It is easier for the Father to be seen, when he does not refuse the Father; Truly I say to you, (last generation of the test of life) that in the midst of trembling, earthquakes, exits of the sea, rains of fire, then you will believe in the Father; What will teach you, that you are imperfect, even in your own beliefs; In the midst of a weeping and gnashing of teeth, you will recognize the Father;

  24. 7 years the Republicans had time to create an alternative to Obamacare… Again we can observe that it's soooo much easier to bitch against a good idea (which might have flaws!!!) because it's not theirs and raises some taxes instead of presenting a solution. Republicans are losers.

  25. Did you notice how condescending Akins got with the Republicans. Imagine how he will treat anyone else.

  26. But the Mercers and. the Koch brothers want 20 HOMES! They NEED all those houses, so the tax cut is SOOOOO important!!

  27. America was very good to those 400. They should be more than happy to give back something to America.

  28. To my America friends: read Kornbluth's novella "The Marching Morons" to understand what Republicans think of you. They would have you believe Mars is the new Earth

  29. calling a bunch of senior citizens "children" for being angry about losing their health insurance due to a bill he voted for….wow!…just WOW!

  30. There is no death panel. I'd much rather republicans be honest and not make up stories. Just say you don't want to subsidize healthcare for anyone. Let's begin from truth and debate from there.

  31. I'm so proud to see people standing up to these luring politicians…Liars that's what all politicians are…

  32. All Conservatives if you're not making millions they don't give a crap about you. And no I'm not under either banner

  33. If Lincoln saw what had happened to the GOP, the party he helped form, he would have walked away from it. The Republican Party stands against the principles of Lincoln – government of the people for the people and by the people, and Lincoln weeps.

  34. Hey guys, to my friends out there I apologize for my language and my content, guys like that are just selfish keep on justasinger54

  35. I think he missed his appointment to meet with the death committee to plead for his life. His was affraid that he would be told go to the end of the dead line

  36. My doctor is going out of business because of too much regulation. Obamacare is BS. Government getting between the doctor patient relationship is just as bad as insurance companies getting between the doctor patient relationship. So both the dems and repubs suck. Both parties are bought.

  37. The first death panel trial that the U.S. is seeing involves the case of Charlie Gard. The doctors there want him dead rather than sent to the U.S. for care.

  38. Be straight with us? Republicans? Really? Why should 50 years of consistentchicanery, lying and tax breaks for the richest 400 families lead us to expect rational thinking from Repubicans and their voters?

  39. As stated some of that old time religion along with ignorance etc. You have the uninformed radical that thinks a billionaire is the answer. He got that rich by screwing others over. Period. Now in office just watch the screwing. Those that think Obama's Affordable Care Act was bad. Just wait. Alot of people didn't know Obama care is the Affordable Care Act. Kiss it good by. Insurance lobbyists spending alot to get rid of it. Republicans taking the money coming into it as tax breaks and people saying go after Hillory and Obama possablity have no idea what's next for healthcare.

  40. OVOMITCARE IS SHYT, THE ONES WHO LIKE IT ARE THE ONES THAT GET A SHYTLOAD OF SUBSIDIES, THAT THE REST OF US HAVE TO PAY FOR PLUS OUR OWN, AND ALLOWS THESE SCUMBAGS WHO REALLY MAY OR MAY NOT LEGALLY GET THOSE SUBSIDIES……..SO STFU!!!!!

  41. Call your constituents children. Way to win your ext election. Remember when Hillary insulted the voters she needed? The Health Insurance Corporations are the real death panels…

  42. Call your constituents children. Way to win your ext election. Remember when Hillary insulted the voters she needed? The Health Insurance Corporations are the real death panels…

  43. This reminds me of a "town hall" our representative held last week when he told the concerned constituents to, "Get a life". The crowd did not take it well.

  44. Sad to see the GOP fail under men like Trump, Roy Moore and this pervert.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/22/politics/texas-joe-barton-apology-graphic-picture/index.html

  45. Curious. If Trump ran your country like a business, best thing to do would be invest in education business awareness and medicare and decrease the currency value. It would prompt mass buy out from companies. Coupled with up and coming entrepreneurs you could tax these innovations and plough it back into the economy. Then set up education systems to bring people into today's technological world to gain more jobs. Even influence the private sector. So much potential wasted on greed.

  46. Calling people children when they don’t just agree with you tells me exactly who you are really.

  47. That’s the problem with the corrupt two party system, the fact is Republicans didn’t win shit, Trump only used their ticket because he didn’t want Clinton taking his shot like they stole it from Bernie as the DNC are equally as corrupt, yet Republicans crawl around like they won even though Trump beat every single Repugnant Republican they shilled in 2016

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