About a Quarter of Americans Actually Believe Healthcare Reform Has Been Repealed

A shocking number of Americans either think healthcare reform is dead or don't know enough to say if it's still around.

Though repealing President Obama's healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has long been a hallmark goal of Congressional Republicans, and though it's being contested in courts throughout the nation, the law itself still stands strong. But you'd never know that from talking to nearly half of Americans.

According to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 22 percent of people believe the healthcare law, the biggest feather in Obama's cap thus far, has been repealed, while another 26 percent say they don't know enough to say whether it's still a law.

The survey also found that, while most Americans want to keep (PDF) the majority of the Affordable Care Act's key components—tax credits for small businesses, financial assistance for low-income families, etc.—four in ten still support the law's repeal (though two in ten would like to see it replaced with a Republican alternative).

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via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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