Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obama's "helpers"

My friend Darin told me this was on the official Obama website. This is a direct quote.

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"

I was just getting ready to post some of my thoughts about Obama's health insurance reform on my blog. I'm still processing my thoughts.


Faith said...

So that's what my friend meant! An old high school friend, known for posting totally random, meaningless status messages on Facebook, posted something yesterday about if anyone was offended by what he was saying, then to send complaints to that email addy.

What do they think they're going to do? File charges against everyone? Send someone to chat with them about their disinformation? I mean, if something being said can be nuanced to mean something that isn't technically correct, I guess they could sue or file charges for something or other. Like the concept of keeping your insurance if you like it. That's all fine and dandy, but if I don't like it, and start searching for more, my understanding is that your options include keeping the insurance you dislike, or getting on Obamacare. So, yeah, I, as a blogger, may say, "hey, you won't be able to choose your own insurance!!" without clarification, and technically, it's incorrect, but, not so much.

What on earth are they doing??

Lotzastitches said...

Ratting on your "Neighbor" (broad sense of the word). Interesting concept. I'm surprised no one else in history has ever thought to do that.

I'd read _1984_ again but I'd rather read fiction right now instead of non-fiction.