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Fox News Spin Doctors: “Paul Criticism”

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Spin doctors at Fox News construed a controversial line in one of his books, “Freedom Under Siege” about fair health care as a “criticism” of patients infected with sexually transmitted diseases.

Fox News quotes Paul saying, “in a free society people do dumb things, but it isn’t to be placed as a burden on other people, innocent people.”

Paul’s argument is critical of the assumption that tax money should pay for what he believes to be a largely avoidable condition, though stating AIDS patients are indeed “victims.”

“The individual suffering from AIDS certainly is a victim — frequently a victim of his own lifestyle — but this same individual victimizes innocent citizens by forcing them [through taxation] to pay for his care.” says Paul.

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

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