Sharron Angle: Autism is a ‘Politically Correct Special Interest’
Sharron Angle is just one of the many GOP far right extremists running for office this election, and her latest statements show how far out of the mainstream she really is — calling autism and maternity benefits “politically correct special interests:” Angle: Insurance mandates are product of government bowing to ‘politically correct special interest’.
“We know that if we could have that affordability across state lines, you’re not, you’re not afraid of competition I know you’re not, you would in fact invite it. I have friends in other states that say “you know I’d like to come to Nevada, but you have problems there in Nevada. And one of the problems is unfunded, well they are unfunded, but these mandates on insurance companies to provide coverage for things that people don’t even really need! And what we need to do is get rid of those mandates, let you provide a comprehensive coverage that takes care of what people need and allows them to buy them the things that they have to have, not things that are mandated by the government. A similar policy, as the things that people write for car insurance, and life insurance, you know you write something that fits the need of a person rather than fitting what the government has done for some politically correct special interest and that’s how we got those mandates.”
Here’s video of Angle mocking health care coverage for autism and maternity leave, making an “air quote” gesture as she says “autism.”