POLITICO Considers Analyzing Contents Of Bill, Settles On Describing What It Physically Looks Like Instead
Illiterate picture bookThe POLITICO simply does not care for this newly merged House health care bill that came out yesterday. Its top concern is that it sets the minimum medical-loss ratio too low for consumers, and too high for insurers. Is that what it is? Oh, no, it's that the bill is a very big block of scary paper.
The House health care bill unveiled Thursday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. With an estimated 10-year cost of $894 billion, that comes out to about $2.24 million per word.
Republicans aide [sic] said a print-out of the bill weighs more than 19 pounds and stands nearly nine inches tall.
North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry, 34 years old and a few inches taller than 5 feet, said the bill could act as a "booster seat."
.... the House will vote on the roughly 400,000-word bill in a week when it takes a congregation a year to read the 80,000-word Torah at a synagogue.
And it smells like farts.
House health bill clocks in at 1,990 pages [big $ale on truck nutz]