Monday, March 20, 2017

Blake Yelverton, 23 year old Trump voter

Blake Yelverton is taking a break with a burger that doesn’t cut any corners. Cheese and bacon and everything. He’s 23, a burly young man with a big red beard, and he works on his father’s cow farm.

“I don’t believe it’s the federal government’s job to provide health care,” he said. “It’s communism, socialism anyway.”

Yelverton hopes Trump trashes the whole thing, and he’s not too fond of the GOP plan being discussed in Congress either. “They’re doing a lesser evil of Obamacare,” he said.

His insurance?

“I’m on my parents’ plan,” he said.

So, Yelverton, it turns out, benefits from Obamacare. That’s because the law allows parents to keep kids on their insurance until age 26 — a widely-popular element of Barack Obama’s signature health law that Republicans intend to keep in their replacement plan.

Confronted with that information, he pauses for a moment.

“I haven’t been to the doctor in four or five years,” he said.


Debra She Who Seeks said...


Contrary Guy said...

Not Blake's finest moment.

Jamie Meyers said...

If he turns 27 and has a heart attack from all that fatty shit he's eating and goes bankrupt because he doesn't have any insurance -- that's karma, baby. No sympathy whatsoever from me.

Contrary Guy said...

Will blame Obama.