Monday, July 27, 2009


Here is what you've been waiting for.

All of you who wanted to see Congress's version of the health care bill, here is a link to it.


Have a good time!

Tell me what you think!

ADDENDUM: Well, the site to which the link linked is no longer operative.

I have the 1,000 pages on my computer and will synopsize them on my July 29th post.


Lone Ranger said...

"What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you've read the bill?"

That isn't my view. That was 80-year-old, ethically-challenged democrat John Conyers in a speech to the National Press Club last Friday.

Joe said...

LR: I saw that speech in a video.

These guys aren't even real...or at least they don't deal in reality.

snaggletoothie said...

I keep getting an error message when I try that link. I tried with Firefox, IE and Opera.

Joe said...

Hmmm. It was working yesterday...I'll see what I can do.

Joe said...

I just tried it and it's working for me. I don't know what else to do.

It is a very large web-page...after all the document itself is 1,000 pages long.

snaggletoothie said...

Come on, Joe, how could it be 1000 pages long? If it was 1000 pages long it would be difficult for congressmen to read the whole thing before voting on it. Now, that doesn't make sense. And wouldn't that make it difficult for normal citizens to read the whole thing and give input to their representatives? And wouldn't it be too easy for provisions to slip through without due discussion and deliberation? No, Joe, 1000 pages just doesn't make sense within the framework set down by the founders. No, if that bill is 1000 pages long I would have to start wondering about the motivations and honesty of our great leaders in Washington.

Joe said...

Snaggletoothie: How right you are. Be sure to read my July 29th post. It will solve the "long read" issue.

Mark said...

Joe, I can't get it either. I get a message that says that website doesn't exist.

Perhaps someone deleted it when they found it was accessible to the public.

ablur said...

I downloaded the file to my computer. I read about 20% of it and scanned the rest.

If you want me to send you a copy drop me a line at and request a copy. I will happily email it to you.

Joe said...

OK! I have discovered that the website on which I read the bill is no longer in service.

Somebody, somewhere does not want us to help fulfil President BO's campaign promise of transparency and the one about reading bills before they are voted on.

snaggletoothie said...

I question the timing.

Mark said...

That's what I said, Joe.