ABC News10 Sacramento Actor Rob Schneider has spoken out against California's AB2109, a bill that would require parents to get a doctor's letter in order to opt out of a vaccination, in effect clogging doctors' offices with unneccesary and likely unbillable visits to exercise what should be a simple healthcare right. From an article called Rob Schneider shows his political side in Breckenridge by Kimberly Nicoletti of Summit Daily News:
“There's nothing more basic in a country than good food, clean air, clean water, education and health care,” Schneider said in a phone interview Wednesday that consistently turned back to politics. “We've managed to ruin all of those.”
After explaining why he returned to stand-up and began touring a year ago (like most comedians, it's all about the immediacy), he begins pounding the Republican Congress, saying more cutbacks in social service is “terrible.”
...After more talk about how deregulation has led Americans to lose well paying jobs and industry (“that's what's toppled this economy on its head,” he says), how the average American senior consumes 7.5 different prescription drugs daily (his 82-year-old mom doesn't take any prescriptions, and “she's doing great”), and how appalled he is that Americans are putting up with radiation (which he says preliminary studies show inhibit DNA replication) at airport security checks and accepting fluoride in their water and mercury in their fillings (meanwhile, he points out, “people are dropping dead like flies.”)
He combines chutzpah, compassion and common sense, something all too rare in today's political world. So how to we start "Makin' copies..." of Rob?
You can follow Rob on Twitter @RobSchneider. Here's the news clip from Sacramento: