That most famous face of the medical profession, Dr. Phil, is known for his down-home philosophies. One of the chief among them is: “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
Well, all I can say is “momma” must really be ticked off about health care, because it seems like nobody likes the road reform (or lack of reform) is taking.
A (very) short list of angry people:
- President Obama
- Senator Boehner (R-OH)
- Glenn Beck
- Jay Leno
- Conan O’Brien
- The U.S. Hockey Team
Some people have been seething for a long time; for others it’s been a slow boil.
According to a photo essay in Time magazine, “at an overflowing town hall meeting in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 11, Craig Anthony Miller grew so agitated that he had to be restrained by another audience member. ‘You are trampling on our Constitution!’ he shouted at Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).”
In the photo, Miller looks like he’s about to give Specter a Three Stooges poke in the eye, which would only have contributed to the nation’s bloated medical expenses. Ah, but at least Specter, as a member of Congress, has great health coverage. Nyuk nyuk.
Everybody, it seems, is angry about health care. And if I have learned one thing in following this incendiary topic, it’s this: You can’t escape the outrage.