Fantastic! Now I’ll have something to hang on the wall where my US Constitution used to be:
Organizing for America, the permanent Obama presidential campaign, is offering a free certificate to the â€œover one million supporters of reform that submitted their name [sic] as â€˜co-signersâ€™ of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.â€ OFA says it is doing so to thank those who showed â€œthe broad support that exists across the country for the health reform billâ€ that Obama signed into law. â€œItâ€™s free â€” even the shipping â€” and itâ€™s personalized with your name,â€ says OFA. Please allow 6 â€“ 8 weeks for delivery.
The certificate says: â€œTogether, we reduced the cost of care. We established the toughest patient protections in history. And we achieved the dream of generations â€” high-quality, affordable health care is no longer the privilege of a few, but the right of all.â€
When you read the â€œprivilege of a fewâ€ part, remember that about 85 percent of Americans have health care coverage, and the overwhelming majority of them are happy with it. In what way is that the â€œprivilege of a fewâ€?
Here’s what you’ll get (go here for an enlarged version):
Display it proudly as a way to tell your grandkids, “Hey, I’m a big-ass sucker who helped I helped bury you even deeper in debt and put thieves, trolls, slimewads, snakes, idiots and bureaucrats in charge of your health!” (the grandkids will show their appreciation by someday “accidentally” standing on your oxygen hose for an uncomfortably long period of time)
Legend has it that Neville Chamberlain gave commemorative “Munich Agreement” certificates to Brits who were proud of his work in “European Reform,” but I’m guessing more of those are still hanging on walls in the U.K. compared to how many Obamacare certificates will be adorning U.S. walls in a few years — if we can still afford walls.