“We have people pull up at the pharmacy window in a BMW and say they can’t afford their co-payment.”
–Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Feb. 27, 2011
Haley Barbour’s colorful remark, made to The Washington Post while attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington this week, recalls Ronald Reagan’s description of a “welfare queen” living high on government largess, driving a Cadillac. In Reagan’s telling, she bilked the government out of $150,000, when the actual case involved $8,000.
Next it’ll be strapping young bucks buying Kobe beef.