Is it funny to politicians to take the most childish, selfish position on real issues?
The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola discuss the recent stance taken by GOP Representative Paul Brown, of Georgia, on whether or not Medicare and Medicaid should cover gender-reassignment surgery.
According to the Huffington Post,
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) took his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care law to his constituents last week, blasting certain aspects of the overhaul at a town hall meeting. Amid a broader critique of Obamacare, Broun explained he opposes health insurance covering sex-change or hair-transplant procedures because he personally likes “being a boy,” the Barrow County News reports.
Broun has made a name for himself with controversial quotes and stances on a variety of other issues … Last year, Broun, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, drew nationwide scrutiny after referring to scientific principles such as evolution and the big bang theory as “lies straight from the pit of hell.”