July 28, 2009

"We need health reform NOW!"

But shouldn't we know WTF is in the bill? Like, all of it? Barack Obama thinks so ... or at least he did back in 2004:

BARACK OBAMA: ...When you rush these budgets that are a foot high and nobody has any idea what's in them and nobody has read them.

RANDI RHODES: 14 pounds it was!

BARACK OBAMA: Yeah. And it gets rushed through without any clear deliberation or debate then these kinds of things happen. And I think that this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean you remember that there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.

Listen for yourself here.

Posted by Hube at July 28, 2009 05:22 PM | TrackBack

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I couldn't agree more with him at that time. At least there was a clear sense of emergency with the Patriot Act. Something was broken and had to be fixed in a hurry. I didn't agree with all of the legislation but at least I understood the circumstances.

This is completely artificial. There is no excuse for it. The motivation to rush it is purely a power play. That is far less worthy of any respect.

Posted by: David at July 28, 2009 06:45 PM

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