Woman's perfect response to congressman's ignorant health care question lights up Reddit

Woman's perfect response to congressman's ignorant health care question lights up RedditU.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, asked the worst hypothetical question about women's health care at a town hall in Iowa last week, but he got the best response for the ignorant statement — and it's going viral. SEE ALSO: Time and time again, late night hosts have destroyed Trumpcare. Here are their best jokes. Blum asked at a Dubuque, Iowa, town hall, "Why should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?" If you didn't know, Blum just turned 62 last month and identifies as a man.  Barbara Rank, one of his constituents in the audience, had some thoughts stemming from this question and let her local newspaper know. In the

Telegraph Herald on Friday she wrote, "I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don’t cross, a sidewalk I don’t walk on, a library book I don’t read?" She went on, "Why should I pay for a flower I won’t smell, a park I don’t visit, or art I can’t appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didn’t vote for, a tax cut that doesn’t affect me, or a loophole I can’t take advantage of? It’s called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. That’s what we pay for." Image: barbara rank/redditThe response was posted on Reddit over the weekend with the headline, "This is democracy manifest." It's generated thousands of comments and was up-voted more than 100,000 times.  Some hailed Rank as a "hero" and many thanked her for the response. Barbara Rank sounds like a hero.  t.co/xPhupIloTW — Ashley (@smashleynickel) May 14, 2017 Barbara Rank – American hero. Please run for office. We need elected officials with your perspective! t.co/VlDm9q7ssh — Suzy Q (@SuzyQuest) May 13, 2017 Barbara Rank, wherever you are, thank you. t.co/8l6xt8tuJv — ☇The Almighty Bizzo☇ (@AlmightyBizzo) May 13, 2017 #healthcare #AHCA Barbara Rank gets it! pic.twitter.com/1Zw5xBQvEA — Pam Ashman (@pamashman) May 14, 2017
The Washington Post
checked in with Rank, 63, who only learned what Reddit was just a few days ago. She also still uses AOL email and doesn't even have a Facebook. “It makes me laugh,” Rank told the
Washington Post. “It's such a silly little piece.” Not silly at all Barbara — more like simple and powerful. WATCH: This bioprinter is able to create almost anything in a giant tub of goo



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