Earlier today, just before heading out for a hike with my brother and sister-in-law in Boulder, I caught the same Facebook “status” from a number of my left-leaning friends:
No one 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.
Wonder who’s been pressing them to do that.
So, I responded to a few, saying something like that’s why the President should drop his big-government approach and pursue free-market alternatives. Then, I hacked out a quick “status” post of my own:
B. Daniel Blatt believes it’s time to abandon Obamacare and press for free-market health care reforms like those John Mackey has proposed.
I encourage you all to respond similarly, to let your liberal friends know that we on the right do favor reform, just not the statist solutions proposed by the President.
UPDATE: At 7:48 PM mountain time, 18 of my Facebook “friends” posted the “spam” quoted above (or something nearly identical) as their status update.
UP-UPDATE: By midnight Mountain Time, even more friends have posted said “spam” while some of my conservative and libertarian friends have added a new “status update”:
No one should sacrifice their liberty and tithe the fruits of their labor to see the government fail at something a private charity would succeed at