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Celebrities seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am interested in what they have to say. I am not. From Daniel Nussbaum writing at Breitbart:

Celebrities Rage at House Obamacare Repeal: ‘F*ck All Y’all’
Republican leaders and President Donald Trump celebrated a legislative victory Thursday as the House passed the American Health Care Act, which, if it clears the Senate and is signed into law, will repeal former President Obama’s signature achievement, 2010’s Affordable Care Act.

But the reaction was substantially different in Hollywood, as celebrities took to social media Thursday afternoon to voice their displeasure with the new bill and to urge fellow liberals to donate to Democratic politicians ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Politically outspoken celebrities including Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, John Legend, George Takei, and Mark Ruffalo all tweeted about the bill, while TV personality Andy Richter called House Republicans “soulless pimps” and comedian Patton Oswalt vowed to make the 2018 midterm election a “dawn-to-dusk nightmare for the GOP.”

“The American people are coming for all of you,” tweeted Beauty and the Beast star Josh Gad.

You are paid to entertain me. You have the great talent to do that. Thinking that your talent also extends to the political or social commentary arena is a perfect example of the Dunning–Kruger effect. I refer to this rant as it sums up my feelings exactly.

Obamacare was the absolute wrong way to go about revamping our healthcare system. We need to open the markets across state lines, institute tort reform to limit frivolous malpractice suits, allow clinics to publicly advertise their prices for various procedures so people can shop around. Instilling an element of competition would drive quality up and cost down.

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