Shouts of “This is America!” and “What’s wrong with profit?” emerged from a seated crowd in response to statements Napa County Health and Human Services Director Randy Snowden — a member of the panel — made about the overall rise in health care costs since the industry abandoned its nonprofit roots about 30 years ago.
And the editorial board, which had backed McCain over Obama, chastised the mob:
Several callers to the Register on Tuesday reported they were repulsed by the aggressive tactics of some members of the crowd. To the degree the catcalls, chants and shouts were organized — and it appears from events around the country that they were — we strongly suggest that the organizers find more constructive ways to get their message out.
The “What’s wrong with profit” mantra pretty much gives it away that this is a lobbyist-funded mob.