Letter: The sky is not falling!
An acorn falls on Chicken Little’s head, the story goes, and she convinces all the other birds that “the sky is falling!” The end result? A fox convinces them to take shelter in his den and then eats them all.
Today we have self-proclaimed “conservatives” bellowing that if the Affordable Care Act succeeds, “the sky will fall!”
Consider for a moment that if the ACA succeeds it will mean that thousands who have no or illusory health insurance will actually get meaningful health insurance. Consider that these conservatives have been working tirelessly to convince anyone within earshot that if the ACA succeeds, “the sky will fall!” Consider that these same conservatives have shown no will to bring the people the protection of meaningful health insurance and, even today, offer no way to accomplish this other than the ACA.
Chicken Little had the excuse of being a birdbrain. The conservatives who continually cry, “the sky is falling!” don’t have that excuse; they get paid by the fox.