WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – House Republicans concluded their 40th vote on Aug. 2 to defund “Obamacare” before Congress left for a five-week summer recess, but Twitter has taken up discussion of federal health care in its own way.
Now trending on the social media network: #Obamacarehitsongs.
Both taking jabs and coming out in support of President Barack Obama’s eponymous federal health care plan, Twitter users took to the network to come up with their own satirical song titles to go along with their views of the federal statute signed into law in March 2010.
Included on the oppositional side: “Who Let The Docs Out?”; “Tax Me Baby One More Time”; “Proud Barry”; “I Like Big Taxes And I Cannot Lie”; “I Can’t Get No (Medical Attention)”; “Every Breath You Take, I’ll Be Taxing You” and the original David Bowie song title, simply put: “Another One Bites The Dust.”
But there were also a series of Tweets in support of Obamacare as well: “Free Falling (Health Premiums)”; “It’s My Healthcare, You Can Cry If You Want To!”; and the Beatles’ “Help! I Need Insurance.”
The Twitter trend over the Affordable Care Act comes after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz continued his call for cutting off funding for Obama’s health care law and told conservative Christians that congressional lawmakers can’t be counted on to do it.
“That reaction right there shows how we win this fight,” Cruz told the Family Leadership Summit crowd. “If I was sitting in the Senate cloakroom, the reaction would be fundamentally different. If we have to depend on Washington, it will never be done.”
Regardless of Twitter users’ stance on the federal health care plan, the social network users continue to churn out their own medical spin of artists ranging from Johnny Cash, “I Walk The Flatline,” to Miley Cyrus lyrics, “I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s your number, we spy you daily.”
According to a Twopchart estimate as of March 2013, Twitter had over 500 million existing accounts, and there are nearly 500 million Tweets each day.