Friday, October 23, 2009

All the world's a stage

I do so love this kind of stuff. If I could carry a tune, I would dedicate my life to singing protests. Click over for the short video of the performance at a lobbyist meeting sponsored by AHIP.

Hilarious. At first the speaker thought they were seriously cheering him on. Then they busted into a revised version of the song Tomorrow from the musical Annie. "The option, the option, we must have, the option... " went the rendition, in reference to the public plan.

In what I assume was tongue in cheek, the group issued a statement afterwards saying:
The musical was written and performed by Billionaires for Wealthcare, a grassroots network of health insurance CEOs, HMO lobbyists, talk-show hosts, and others profiting off of our broken health care system. A group official writes to say: "We'll do whatever it takes to ensure another decade where your pain is our gain. After all, when it comes to health insurance, if we ain't broke, why fix it?"
They managed to get through the whole song before being ushered out of the room. Even the speaker had to admit, he was impressed by their talent. Complete lyrics at the link.

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