Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told students at New Berlin West High School on Sep. 29 that health care, food and shelter were not rights, but rather privileges.
A student asked Johnson: “Do you personally consider healthcare as a privilege or a right?” notes WISN.
Johnson, who supports repealing Obamacare and massive cuts to Medicaid, replied:
I think it’s probably more of a privilege. Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Past that point, we have the right to freedom. Past that point is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us to afford those things.