Congress will be with us always, but our representatives could do themselves and their constituents a favor if they stopped indulging in the mistaken notion that low-income families are coddled in this country, living on more government largesse than is good for them.

Remarks from U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall about how poor people don’t want health care made Americans from across the land wonder how a doctor, of all people, could possibly have come to believe that, as Marshall put it, “Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ … There is a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to take care of themselves.”