Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today in "Shit State Legislators Say": HIV Treatment

Ladies and Gentlemen, State Representative Larry Brown (R-NC, and presumably no relation to the basketball coach of the same name):
"I'm not opposed to helping a child born with HIV or something, but I don't condone spending taxpayers' money to help people living in perverted lifestyles," said Brown, who ran unopposed in the November election to win a fourth term.
Emphasis mine. Have you considered running for office? No? You should!

Brown wouldn't give specifics on what he considered "perverted", but later in the interview he seems to imply that an adult who acquires HIV through sexual activity or drugs -- regardless of the context of said activity, shouldn't get access to live-prolonging treatment. The Journal managed to find Republicans willing to go on the record that Brown's ideas are, well, bad ideas.

Hat tip to reader Willie Carey.

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