The American Spectator: Obama in Rude Denial

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Denial or not, there are some pretty enlightening tidbits in this article.

Among them:

Neither Waxman or Stupak—who betrayed the pro-life community by negotiating for more than a week with the White House to ensure his vote on the health care bill—had anything more than a cursory understanding of how the many sections of the bill would impact business or even individual citizens before they voted on the bill, says House Energy Democrat staff. “We had memos on these issues, but none of our people, we think, looked at them,” says a staffer. “When they saw the stories last week about the charges some of the companies were taking, they were genuinely surprised and assumed that the companies were just doing this to embarrass them. They really believed this bill would immediately lower costs. They just didn’t understand what they were voting on.”

No clues, just as I suspected. But then, I haven’t read the 2,000 pages of legislation, either. And even if I did, could I possibly understand its implications? I say, if you can’t understand what you’re voting on, should you be voting at all?

(Thanks again, John!)

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