Thursday, August 26, 2010

Senator Who Took Credit For Writing Obamacare, Admits Not Reading The Bill

What a joke. Why can't our reps read these things before they vote on them and especially criticize everyone else when they in fact haven't read the darn thing? Geez

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius met with residents of Libby, MT to talk about Obamacare. A woman asked about whether or not Baucus, who took credit for writing the legislation, actually read the entire bill.

Flathead Beacon: Judy Matott asked Baucus if he would work to improve Libby’s image, and then asked him and Sebelius, “if either of you read the health care bill before it was passed and if not, that is the most despicable, irresponsible thing.”

Baucus replied that if Libby residents assembled an economic development plan, he would do what he could to help, and he took credit for “essentially” writing the health care bill that passed the Senate.

“I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language,” Baucus said. “We hire experts.”

In response to Matott’s question and another from a woman asking if the health care law was Constitutional, Baucus gave a broad defense of the changes, comparing them to programs like Social Security and Medicare that were unpopular when passed but have proven beneficial to Americans over the long term.

“It’s not perfect, nothing’s perfect, but I’m telling you, ma’am, it’s a good start,” Baucus said. “Mark my words, several years from now you’re going to look back and say, ‘eh, maybe it isn’t so bad.’”

h/t Lonely Conservative

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