No one should die, and no one should go broke
Posted by Rick Henderson at 10:40 AM
If you're on the social networking site Facebook and have any liberal friends, you've probably seen this
should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go
broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your
status for the rest of the day.
Yesterday, the radical-lefty groups MoveOn.org and Democratic Underground were encouraging people to post this on their Facebook pages, but for all anyone knows, the command came straight from Obama World Headquarters. (Bonus question: Is Time's Michael Scherer urging readers to follow along?)
Setting aside the obvious policy prescriptions embeded in this appeal, I've already seen several responses, some more clever than others:
No one should die because the government decides curing them is too
expensive, and no one should go broke from paying high taxes. (If you
agree, consider posting this as your status for the rest of the day.)
should care because he can't afford a healthy diet. No one should hide
because he can't afford a caring elf. No elf should try it because he
can't care for his Ford. Gerald Ford should carry a dead elf to Nome.
Gnomes and elfs try diets that Ford can't afford. Shazam.
My favorite, however, was posted by my friend and former Rocky Mountain News colleague Steve Oelrich, who's gone back to college (and is still awaiting unemployment benefits):
No one should die, and no one should go broke. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day.
So I did.
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