One of the worst parts of my “I am ObamaCare” images going viral is the asinine assumptions people make.
Honestly, it’s just absurd the things people will say. I get some people don’t agree with the Affordable Heathcare Act and while I can’t fathom why anyone thinks our current system is working, it’s their right to disagree. Where things get petty is when people get on a soapbox and attack me and make up things about me based on nothing more than their damaged imaginations.
For example, I’ve seen people say things like:
“If she just gave up $4 Starbucks everyday she could afford the surgery.”
Which is so stupid for so many reasons. The simplest being I actually HATE coffee. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about me knows I like tea but can’t stand coffee. I don’t even like things with mocha flavor. So, I’m never in Starbucks.
The second being that at $4.00 and my hospital bill alone being $40,000 (not including the doctor, radiology, anesthesiology, labs, etc.) means I’d need to drink 10,000 cups of coffee. At one cup a day, that’s almost seven years of daily coffee. So really? Even if I did drink coffee (which again, I don’t), somehow seven years of waiting seems a bit excessive.
Then there’s this crowd favorite:
She should stop driving a fancy car!
Which makes me laugh almost as much as the Starbucks one. My “fancy” car? A 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. Woah, slow down with my big pimpin’ lifestyle!! I mean, that’s how I roll. *snort* You know what car I had before that? How about a 1990 Buick Century that I inherited from my 96 year old Grandmother. Damn, am I living large or what? (And for the record, Love drives the “new” car which is a 2003 Honda Element. Oh and both of our cars are paid off.)
Or, how about this actual quote:
I don’t feel sorry for people without insurance when they have car payments, iPhones and acrylic nails.
Ok, and what does that have to do with me? I don’t have a car payment, an iPhone and I’ve literally never had a manicure in my entire life. It’s SO annoying when people presume things that are so far out in left-field they become a joke. How about I didn’t have insurance because my premium is literally HALF OF MY MONTHLY INCOME. At my last job I made about $400/month. How many people can afford to give up 50% of their paycheck each and every month??
The only reason I have the PCIP now is because I, and my family and my friends have worked our asses off raising money month after month. And still, each month it’s a massive struggle to keep it. I want to keep it but coming up with $237/month in addition to my regular bills AND paying down my medical debt when laid off is nearly impossible.
Then I get comments which are so absurd it’s hard to even believe someone said them. Like the person who honestly seemed to think that my blog template graphic somehow was a photo or something?
…and yet your blog’s main graphic is that of an iPhone with internet access?
A template graphic? A FREE TEMPLATE I got that SOMEONE ELSE DESIGNED that I just happened to like the look of, is somehow indicative of my personal spending habits or something? Really?? It’s hard to even fathom such mindset and listen to such drivel.
So just stop already. Don’t agree with me and/or don’t agree with the President or the policies of this Administration. But honestly, stop acting like you know everything. Because you’re just making an ass of yourself when you spew this nonsensical hate.