Skip to comments.Ashton Kutcher Comes Out of the Closet on “Real Time”
Posted on 08/18/2009 5:02:55 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
I dread when leftist talk show host Bill Maher has celebrities, musicians and actors on his Real Time panels. Theyre always such dead weight, totally unable to say anything intelligent or have any grasp of the issues. And politically they almost always argue from their position in Chomskyland. Its just pure, endlessly pathetic radical chic.
Thats what I was expecting when I saw that Ashton Kutcher, star of Dude, Wheres My Car? and the celebrity prank show Punkd, would be joining General Anthony Zinni and conservative columnist Ross Douthat for Mahers chatfest. And I was stunned when those low expectations werent met. Instead Kutcher put forth sensible views and engaging, informed opinions on the issue of health care which brought some consensus to the table.
Discussing the issue of a greater need for an emphasis on promoting wellness instead of just treating sickness, Kutcher expressed a view on socialized medicine that hasnt been discussed as much as it should:
Frankly, I dont want to pay for the guy whos getting a triple-bypass because hes eating fast food all day and deep-fried snickers bars. I dont want to pay for him! Whether hes wealthy or hes not!
Hes right. Should the taxpayer have to pay for other peoples unhealthiness? Should the taxpayer pay for the guy who smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and then gets emphysema?
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And I do not want to pay for cancer treatment for smokers.
I don’t want to pay for illegal aliens, or anybody else for that matter: Show me in the U.S. Constitution where it states that the Federal, State or local governments pay for health care!!
Doesn’t the rule about posting pictures apply to cute guys? I’d like to see some pictures of this hottie.
Sounds like a libertarian.
Let us treat the poorest of the poor at County General not at Federal Postal
I don’t want to pay for the treatment of gays who develop AIDS.
It’s not just fat people and smokers - promiscuous gays with AIDS, promiscuous heterosexuals with STDs, drunks injured in car crashes,...the list goes on & on.
Sorry, but Ashton Kutcher and anyone else that thinks he is right has missed the point by a country mile.
You, I, and Ashton should not be paying for anyone else period, no matter what the circumstances.
I am responsible for my family and myself, period!
If I choose to give charity, that’s my CHOICE, not something forced on me at the point of a gun by the Government.
If they will deny hip replacements to grandma do they think that they are going to keep pouring pricy AIDS cocktails to those with limited life expectancies
Who would better be the poster child for a behavior predicated condition?
I came here just to see some pictures and have the opportunity to say, “I’d hit it.”
On a more serious note, I don’t understand how it’s possible to be fiscally conservative and also socially liberal. Doesn’t it take a lot of funding for those socially liberal views to become policy? And Kutcher campaigned and voted for Kerry in ‘04.
I don’t want to pay for people who refuse vaccination against communicable disease, or who acquire AIDS.
Wasn’t he studying microbiology in college before going in to acting? Seriously.
The important comment was Zinni’s. It is little known outside the military, but ever since Dwight Eisenhower, there has been a strong core of military officers that refuse party affiliation.
While as many as over 90% of senior officers are supportive of Republican policies, and have some very deep grudges with the Democrats, and outright abhor their policies, they firmly believe that it is their constitutional obligation to not officially align themselves with a political party.
Remember that all military personnel swear to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States. And nowhere in that document are political parties even mentioned. So affiliation with a party is seen by some as “having two masters”.
While this may seem a minor argument, it is not. If these officers are ordered to violate the constitution of the United States, they will not do so, for any reason, especially politics.
He is an Iowa boy. Other than Iowa City most Iowans can at least articulate some degree of common sense on issues.
it was something like chemical engineering. How’s Simi?
Ashton, Ashton. You are halfway there.
You shouldn’t pay for someone who overeats. You shouldn’t pay for someone who smokes. You shouldn’t pay for someone who talks on a cell phone while driving and gets in a an accident. You shouldn’t pay for someone who gets seriously burned because they wore a flowing robe while cooking on a gas stove.
Ashton, you should not pay for anyone but you and your family! If you choose to give to a charity to help pay for those who need help, great, but you should not be required by your government to do that either.
You already do.
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