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April 12, 2020 08:18 AM UTC

BUCK: America Is Developing a "Bailout Mentality" Due to COVID-19 Gov't Help

  • by: Jason Salzman

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Colorado GOP chairman Rep. Ken Buck (R).

When U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) gets on a plane Monday, to head back to Washington, he has “no plans” to wear a mask.

That should surprise no one who’s been paying attention to the Colorado Congressman, who said last month that it’s “just craziness” to shut down businesses due to COVID-19.

Now Buck is saying that assistance being rolled out by the federal government is causing a “bailout mentality” in America.

“What are we doing to young people who see the bailout mentality that we are developing in this country,” Buck asked Saturday on KNUS 710-AM’s “Wake Up” with Randy Corporon.

Buck acknowledged the impact of the disease in America, saying, “It is a serious problem, and people are dying.”

But he advocated for different public-policy response.

“The point is, how do we develop a strategy so that we can isolate those most at risk, and at the same time go about our business? Do we wear masks to work? Do we ask restaurants to leave every other table free?”

Buck made his KNUS radio appearance the day before Easter, and he said he was resentful about the restrictions on attending services.

“I just really resent the fact that I cannot be with my fellow Christians in my church celebrating the resurrection of my savior,” said Buck on air.


13 thoughts on “BUCK: America Is Developing a “Bailout Mentality” Due to COVID-19 Gov’t Help

  1. “The point is, how do we develop a strategy so that we can isolate those most at risk, and at the same time go about our business?

    He's a Congress critter … perhaps he could ask around and see if ANY responsible doctor, public health decision-maker, or expert in virology would be able to answer his question.

    It sounds as if the great state of Texas is going to experiment with "opening up for business."  Even as a native New Mexican, taught from my earliest school days to be skeptical of Texans and to not get in the way of their stupidities, I'm worried about Gov. Abbott's policy choice.




    1. In Louisiana, where many folks we think of as “Cajun” actually call themselves “Coonasses”, they have a favorite joke….

      What is the difference between a Coonass and a Dumbass? 

      the answer:     The Sabine river…where the state line with Texas sits.

      I have a long list of insults to hurl at Texicans. I spent a couple of years living and working there and several years in Colorado ski towns where Texans are noted for their courtesy, generosity, and graciousness.  cheeky

        1. You are right, skinny. I should add a caveat.

          I met many wonderful people in Texas. Poor people and people of color are pretty universally nice in the part of Texas where I lived. But racism is rampant. Class division is a real, palpable burden and poverty is used by the wealthy whites to keep some parts of society "in their place".

          Sure…Texas is home to many very nice people. I know many of them. I also know some of its leaders… its respectable folk…the ones who can afford to ski. Different story. frown

  2. “I just really resent the fact that I cannot be with my fellow Christians in my church celebrating the resurrection of my savior,” said Buck.

    And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.


    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    You’d think what with all this quarantining downtime Buckminister might have found a couple of minutes to maybe actually read a bit from his savior’s book??? . . .

    . . . Ok, so maybe Jesus’s words are boring and haven’t aged all that well.  So, I guess Hannity, and his Corpormoronic ilk, is where today’s Ttumptian jiggy-hip faithful go for their instruction and uplifting edification??

    How’s your program of the faithful dead raising themselves up by their MAGA hats coming along in WeldCo, Ken?



    1. There was a time when Matthew 5:32 would have put an end to political careers like Buckaroos. I guess when you compare him to the thrice married *rump and Dr. Limbaugh he looks almost saint-like given he's promised "till death do us part" one fewer time than those two upstanding Christians.   

  3. Resentment isn’t the emotion that I would associate with a real believer but then again Ken seems more Pharisee than Disciple.  He also doesn’t believe that every life is precious if he is willing to sacrifice a few old folks so that he can own the libs and their silly rules.  You get the feeling that he believes he doesn’t need PPE because he is ‘saved’ and the disease like AIDS only kills heathens.  It’s really creepy stuff but fortunately we are guided by the words of the Master (Matthew 7:22-23).

    22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’

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