An Obamacare Playlist You Can Afford
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act has now been almost two weeks ago. If you keep up with national news, or maybe just don't avoid the Internet machine, well, you have probably observed that people are still noticeably buzzing about the ruling.
It does happen to be one of the polarizing issues of our current president's term, so, granted, the existence of these fiery debates -- including the comment wars via social-networking sites --do make sense. Better yet, uncensored discussion of any issue is part of what makes the Internet a pastime, right?
That being said, I'm not a constitutional scholar myself. I'm here to accordingly provide you with a short soundtrack to these contentious times, with all points of view taken under consideration. If you're lactose intolerant to cheese, with the new healthcare system in the works, you'll be OK soon enough after reading this. Debatably.
"Time to Get Ill," Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys ask, "What's the time?" It is now supposed to be a better time to get ill when this act goes into effect.
"The Safety Dance," Men Without Hats
"It is safe to dance," say Men Without Hats. With affordable health care, it is safe to dance, if you want to.
Well, apparently burning down the House Majority opinion is what was done.
This classic jam goes out to the conservatives. So, when longtime Republican ally Chief Justice John Roberts ruled in favor of the ACA, many Republicans were in shock when this happened. Or, as Republicans on Capitol Hill may claim, "you would cry too if it happened to you."
This song is for those who claim to foresee a future of this country tumbling into the depths of communism. At least this song makes living like "common people" look kind of... fun?
"Hello trouble," like Buck Owens says. Not only as a country, but, considerably, as people too, there will always be a losing side, there will always be naysayers to a cause. Those who are happy with said solution could be just as unhappy in the future, and vice versa.
This old pop song (which was later covered by Britney Spears, y'all) is for the apathetic sort. Through whatever is happening here, the beat goes on...
Here's a lil' curveball, considering the incident of several news sources prematurely sharing the wrong information on the health-care ruling. Several news sources tried to, say, go where eagles dare in breaking the news, somewhat like the Misfits do in this classic song. They then failed by providing us with the wrong ruling.
This goes for those who are the opposite of apathetic about expressing any and all political opinions to the point of personally attacking those who think differently. Take a tip from the lovely Taylor Swift when she tweets, "Why you gotta be so mean?"
Let's imagine away not only political discord between the parties in the USA, but that there was just one adorable giant party and that it somewhat went something like this.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.