Try Something New: Think for Yourself!

Instead of relying on media blowhards to tell you what to think, try this instead. Read the health care bill yourself and generate your OWN opinion. It's fun! You can get the current version of the health bill by going to: http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090714/aahca.pdf. Download all 1018 pages and go for it. Make it interesting... pick a page at random and see what you get! I chose page 143 this morning and here's what I found:

  • SEC. 246. NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal paymentsfor affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

I'm not sure what this really refers to, but it's good to know that it has the words "NO", "PAYMENTS", and "UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS" all in the same sentence!

I really do not think we should be passing laws that are 1018 pages long. That just seems like a bad idea to me. The current IRS code is 3.4 millions words, 7500 pages (http://www.fourmilab.ch/uscode/26usc/) and we all know how simple paying taxes is. In general, it seems that laws this complicated are doomed to create an immense bureaucracy to adminster them. Surely we can consider other alternatives.

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