Here’s something I find a little troubling. The White House is encouraging people to report those who send e-mails they claim are false.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
My goodness. Now, you are to report your friends and neighbors to the government. How 1930s Germany…
Jon Henke asks a good question at The Next Right:
What, exactly, does the White House plan to do with this information?
That is the aspect that should worry you. However, you have to love the e-mail that Andrew deRenzy sent in:
I came across this site http://whitehouse.gov it’s spreading a lot of misinformation about healthcare
Now that’s funny. The government encouraging you to turn in your neighbors for speaking out against the government, not so much.
Hat Tip: Red State