Don't expect a real apology from Rep. Rob Schaaf for comparing slavery to paying for children's health care. See, it's your fault for not understanding the kind of slavery he was talking about. Schaaf wasn't talking about the enslavement of African-Americans. He was talking about "economic slavery":
"When government forces a person to work and pay the fruit of theirAnd that whole bit about Abraham Lincoln ending slavery, and those wanting to pay for health care for poor children wanting to undo Lincoln's work? Uh, totally not the same thing.
hard-earned labor and gives it to the benefit of someone else ... that
"I am also asking my Democrat friends and my African American friends toSo quit being so damned thin-skinned, Dems.
please not be offended by nor to try to limit our ability in this
chamber to have a discussion about the economic enslavement of the
taxpayers by our government. It is a valid topic about which many
Americans care and it is worthy of unemotional debate."