By electing Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, the people of Massachusetts gave the finger to the rest of the country. They thumbed their noses at us and told us that they don’t want health care reform for anyone in America.
Without that vote in the Senate, health care reform is dead. Massachusetts voters knew that, but they didn’t care. The slick campaign triumphed over substance again.
It didn’t matter to Massachusetts voters that more than 65% of Americans support health care reform.
They threw the baby out with the bath water. They were so frustrated with Democrat Harry Reid’s inept leadership in the Senate, that they voted for a divorce lawyer who refused to pay for his campaign workers’ health insurance.
They didn’t care that according to a World Health Organization report, the United States only has the 37th best health system in the world.
Instead, Massachusetts voters gave a slap in the face to those of us who have been rushed to the hospital after a near-fatal accident, and then had to hassle with the insurance companies to get the medical benefits we’ve paid for year after year.
Maybe it’s time to boycott Massachusetts. And that means anything and everything.
There are enough Massachusetts-based companies who sell directly to consumers, so it will be easy put your money where your mouth is and pay back the people of Massachusetts for their decision to end health care reform in America.
Massachusetts voters deserve a wicked hangover for what they did, let’s get it started.
Don’t buy Samuel Adams beer, which is made by the Boston Beer Company. There are at least a hundred breweries, which aren’t from Massachusetts, that make beer just as good if not better then Sam Adams, and they don’t cost a penny more.
Try Saranac from Utica, New York, their lagers are as good as anyone’s; and their Pale Ale is outstanding. Rochester’s J.W. Dundee also makes some pretty good beers. Long Trail, Magic Hat, and Otter Creek from Vermont make great beers, and Sierra Nevada from California ships great ales all over the country.
Look at all the selections in the beer cooler. You might be pleasantly surprised how good some of the other beers in that cooler are.
Avoid Staples, from Framingham, Massachusetts. Instead, shop at Office Max, an Illinois company, or Office Depot, a Florida company. Office supplies are a commodity, so they the three companies sell the same things for about the same price. Staples knows how effective boycotts can be. In 2002, they phased out purchases of paper products from endangered forests, because of a nationwide boycott.
Stop shopping at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, both of which are owned by TJX Companies in Framingham, Massachusetts. Instead, shop at Penny’s, Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory, Dress Barn, and Kids “R” Us. Those companies are from New York, New Jersey, California, and Texas.
Skip shopping at BJ’s Wholesale Club from Natick, Massachusetts, shop at Sam’s Club instead. There isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two.
Shun Ocean Spray products. Ocean Spray was the name brand in cranberries and cranberry juice, but the generics and store label cranberries are usually just as good and a whole lot cheaper. You can also switch to oranges and orange juice.
Don’t go to Cape-Cod for vacation next summer. Go to the Adirondacks or the Jersey shore instead. It won’t cost you a penny more, and you’ll feel better every time you have a doctor’s appointment.
If you’re sick of this health insurance mess, do something about it. It will make you feel good every time you shop somewhere else.
For more information see: For more information see: Don’t get sick – the conservative’s health care plan, Sick Days – a luxury I can’t afford, and 45,000 Americans die every year because they don’t have health insurance.