Marion Michael Rounds's weekend press is the usual blap of vague policy pronouncements and wishful thinking: South Dakota common sense, national debt, EPA bad, go broke and die if you aren't working—
—wait, what's that last one?
[Rounds] wants to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act by replacing it with a product he says is not dependent on promising people their health care will be paid whether they’re working or not [Roger Larsen, "Rounds: S.D.’s common sense needed: U.S. Senate candidate speaks at Huron Rotary Club," Huron Plainsman, 2014.04.05].
Hmm... as I've been working with the health insurance exchanges, I must have missed the call script that said, "Press 2 for free health insurance so you can quit your job."
As usual, Rounds gives us no concrete policy proposal, just words meant to enflame voters. But what is he saying? If you don't have a job, no one pays for your health care? That flies in the face of half of the health care model our country follows. Retirees get Medicare. Veterans get VA benefits, whether they have jobs or not. Children get CHIP. Rounds seems to be saying people only deserve help if they don't need help, which is offensive to morality and simple logic.