2000 pages? Really?!

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    Ok, I read on yahoo the other day that Sen. Reid's bill is 2000 pages long.

    No, that's not a typo. I didn't mean to type 200 and hit an extra zero by mistake...it's 2000 pages long.

    That's three times as long as War and Peace.

    First thought....did Sen. Reid know he didn't have to use this size font?

    The bigger question is, did he have that much to say or did he make it that long so no one would read it.

    I'm beginning to think that we need a bill to put a limit on how long a bill can be. :tongue:
     
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    Funny how the Constitution is a mere 4400 words and lays out the entire framework of the totality of federal government and its powers but we need 2000 pages and a hundred times as many words to "reform" health care
     
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    If they had word processors and "cut and paste" the Constitution would have been much longer.

    When you transcribe by hand, you tend to keep it short
     
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    That is so far from the true reason for its conciseness I'd categorize it as bullshit.
     
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    Rep points.....well said.
     
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    We can rationalize anything by starting off with the word "if"

    Truth is...when the stimulus bill was 1000 pages, people like you were rationalizing it as well.

    Meanwhile, contrary to the promise of Obama....there were 9000 earmarks in it.

    Ya think 9000 earmarks had something to do with its size?
     
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    Well the longer it is the more chance to put all that hidden shit in it. The stuff we'll find out about if this peice of shit passes. Can hardly wait.
     
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    Does size matter?
     
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    The health care/insurance lobbyists needed to hide a lot of loopholes for themselves in there.
     
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    Excellent response to a logic you have no way to refute.
     

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