“The individual suffering from AIDS certainly is a victim – frequently a victim of his own lifestyle – but this same individual victimizes innocent citizens by forcing them to pay for his care.”
Chris Wallace asked the congressman in an accusatory way, "Congressman, do you still feel that way?"
Yet another case of media trying to make perfectly reasonable, defensible positions look "nutty" or callous.
Is it true that AIDS "victims" have frequently "made their own beds," so to speak? You bet it is.
Should taxpayers be required to bear the consequences of everyone's poor decisions? No, they should not. Neither for corporations or for individuals.