Charlie Bass recently had a health care forum for seniors in Hudson, where he intentionally set his pants afire. From the Telegraph:
Bradley asked Bass about his vote in favor of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which proposed cuts to Medicare, but Bradley thought Bass dodged the question.
Without going into specifics, Bass defended his voting record and said it is always his intention to preserve the status of Medicare and Medicaid.
So, when Charlie voted to gut Medicare and Medicaid, in the form of the Ryan budget his “intention was to preserve the status of Medicare.” It would be interesting to hear why his vote and his stated “intention” were at such opposite ends of the spectrum.
This really sums up the whole event:
Bass said it was helpful to hear people’s concerns. He couldn’t answer many questions himself, but he directed residents to the many resources on hand for individual help.
He couldn’t answer many questions himself because he was trying to keep that pants fire from spreading.