Gena gets to the bottom of the Healthcare debate... By Gena Oppenheim (Writer)
This week talk about Obamacare was everywhere. It even steeped down to my kiddos at “adventure camp.” Below was what happened when, at the Bronx Zoo's Grizzly Goodies Café, I asked them for their take on the issue:
BOY 1: My grandpa said at dinner they should paint the Statue of Liberty red.
GIRL 1: Cool! To let people know that she can get a sunburn and now, even though she’s poor and tired, it’ll be treated?
ME: I’m not sure-
GIRL 2: Or like now someone will finally deal with her huddled masses?
GIRL 1: Of what?
BOY 1: Is the other guy-
GIRL 2: Romneed.
BOY: Is his plan called RomneedDON'Tcare?
GIRL 1: It's like, you when you have to get your booster shot and you’re all “NOOOOO! I hate you!” But then after you get a lollipop and your brain's like "I guess that was OK."
BOY 1: (sadly) My doctor is organic…we don’t get lollipops.
So next time someone rags on Obamacare, just utter "Romneydon't" and tell them the Statue of Liberty is all for it, it won't hurt at all ...then hand them a lolly.
GENA OPPENHEIM Gena is a fourth generation New Yorker who teaches second-grade in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Barnard College and received her MFA from NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Check out her latest project: http://www.nymf.org/module-ShowManager-display-sid-2028.html