Last week there was a viral campaign on Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness for Obama’s healthcare plan. People were asked to post the following in their status/update bars:
No one should die because they cannot afford health care and no one should go broke because they get sick. Agree? PLZ RT
And so I did and attracted the attention of my own personal town hall idiot in Atlanta, GA. How do I know he lives there? He sent me his address after he tweeted me with an absurd, reactionary diatribe.
I have been told by a friend who attended a town hall meeting in the Chicago area that protesters do indeed stand outside and yell “get a job” at those who support universal health care. She found their chanting absurd and beside the point. She has a good job with excellent benefits but she is not the norm. There are many employed people with no or inadequate and outrageously expensive health insurance and with unemployment on a tidal wave rise showing no signs of stopping the practice of tying health care to jobs is long past time for retirement.
The stalker told me to grow up and learn about responsibility. As if. But I am more and more certain that the U.S. should rethink why anyone would grant their claim to “greatest nation on earth” these days.