Sick of the Whole Thing
by James Glaser
August 12, 2009

I never like to say this, but I give up. I give up on trying to decide if the 1,018 page House Health Care Bill is good for our country.

I have listened to the so-called experts from both the right and the left. At first I thought either one side or the other was lying about what was in the bill, because they we so polar opposite in their explanations. Then I resorted to reading the bill for myself.

I don't know who wrote this thing, as nobody is claiming authorship, but whoever it was tried really hard to make it pretty much unreadable. So many of the things people are saying on one side or the other could be taken as true, depending on how you read it. If you think people are going to be taxed 2.5% of their income if they don't have health insurance, you can find the words in the bill to back you up. But as they say, the devil is in the details, and if you read past those words, there are all sorts of modifiers that allow some one else to say that tax is not there.

Whoever wrote this bill had to be trying to make it so that the average American would have no real idea of what was in it. They did a fine job.

Like I said, I hate to quit on anything. However, I'm not wasting my time on this subject any longer. If somebody asks me if I would vote for this bill, I would have to say no, because I have no real idea of what kind of health care America would get if it passed. I am not willing to gamble on this. My wife, Wanda, being from the South would call this a Pig in a Poke, if we vote on something when we don't know what is in it.

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