Here it is, folks, all 1,990 pages of it — the House of Representatives’ Health Care Bill, which was unloaded today by Nancy Pelosi. It is said to be “very similar” to the Senate version now working, which may speed reconciliation sufficiently that we may have a finished product by the time President Palin has taken the oath of office. We’ll read it when the Large-Type Edition comes out, but conservatives have already manned the barricades: “The bill contains the word ‘shall’ 3,425 times,” reveals Matt Lewis. And we all know what the future tense/indicative mode means: socialism!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 29, 2009