Anyway, it got me thinking, we live just a few blocks away from the National Mall, why aren't I out there with my own sign, representing the other side of the health care debate? You know, the side that is for everyone having medical coverage?
So last night, I went out and bought some yellow poster board and big black markers. And sometime this week I am going to walk down to the nation's lawn and engage in the national discussion, or the national shouting match, or whatever is going on down there. (Seems like every time I'm down there, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is going on.) But anyway I thought I would open this up to suggestions first.
What short health care message would be on your yellow sign?
Remember your audience is mainly DC commuters, tourists, and teabaggers who rode in on the insurance company bus. There are lots of directions you could go with this. Let's hear some ideas.
Here are a few to get you started:
"Get corporate profits away from our health care!""Insurance company billionaires or universal health care? You decide.""If you get very sick, we hope you die. Love, Your Insurance Co."
Surely you can do better than these, so send me your message. I will post an update later on how it goes down on the Mall. Keep up the good fight.
Update: I cross-posted this article on Daily Kos. Check out some of the creative suggestions over there.