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Scott Francis Baker

October 16th, 2008

Election hysteria! @ 05:05 pm

A lady at work was telling me that she got a call from her daughter who is a nurse. Apparently all the nurses at the hospital were called together for a meeting. At this meeting they were told that if Obama is elected, and his health plan goes in to effect all the nurses would be receiving a 52% paycut.

I almost laughed out loud.

Let's pretend for a minute that it was in some way true (which it's not), there is no way a candidate could have that as part of their platform and still win the election. A single statement like that (if it were true) would be enough to lose you the election. Entire hospitals would close down, and people wouldn't be able to get medical care. Screw the financial crisis, we'd be having a medical crisis instead!

I'm not sure if it was some weird scare tactic to get people to vote McCain, or just some really random misunderstanding. I'm not sure how you could even mishear something to the effect that you would think you were going to get a 52% paycut.

Crazy things start coming around during election season. I'll be a much happier camper when it's all over.
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Date:October 17th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
I just hope the nurses realized how ridiculous that claim was...
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Date:October 17th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
And I hope if someone was doing it as a ploy to affect votes, they get effing FIRED for it.
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Date:October 17th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)


I don't think that will do much damage. For one thing, I doubt most of the nurses believed it. The hospital network I work at most assuredly has not held such a meeting nor announced any misleading information. This sounds like an isolated case of someone misreading something.

Scott Francis Baker