“In perhaps the most amusing effort to discredit President Obama’s plan for nationalized health care - if not the most ridiculous - US financial newspaper Investor’s Business Daily has said that if Stephen Hawking were British, he would be dead.”
The right-wing nutjob who wrote the Investor’s Business Daily editorial did not know that Hawking is a UK citizen who lives in the UK. Furthermore, the writer didn’t know that Hawking has been cared for by the National Health Service for over 40 years. I did wonder how he could have assumed that Hawking is American. Then I read a comment somewhere that pointed out that Hawking’s synthesised voice has an American accent. I’d never heard of the Investor’s Business Daily before, but it must be staffed by idiots.