Earlier today I posted about Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s ridiculous commentary discussing how Americans need to invest in their health care as opposed to buying an iPhone. I was far from alone with my annoyance at this suggestion but apparently Fox News was having none of it. Attempting to show a hypocritical double standard Fox News writer Adam Shaw argued:
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz sparked fury online Tuesday after saying Americans may have to choose between buying a new iPhone and health insurance – yet the criticism glossed over similar remarks made by then-President Barack Obama.
Problem is, the comments weren’t that similar. I explained in a few quick tweets why this is silly and can’t be compared. Check it out below and listen for yourself to what Obama said below that.