President Obama has spent the past few months months denouncing critics of the Health Care Bill and telling America what the Bill says and doesn't say about issues such as abortion and whether or not people will be able to keep their current Health Care insurance, yet now we discover he has read only "part of the bill".
Gibbs, during a press briefing on Monday, was asked whether Congress or the President would read the bill before signing it, if it were to pass. Gibbs replied:
"Well, I think he's read a decent part of the legislation that's been bandied around right now, and we should address this as with members of Congress when we have closer to a final piece of legislation."
As you all know whether or not Congress is reading, has read, or will read, the Health Care Bill, has been a bone of contention among us who oppose the current Health Care Reform Legislation. Our position is, how can anyone debate or vote on a bill they haven't read and for many, don't intend to read before they vote to pass it.
In July, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) mocked the idea of reading the health care bill.
"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 read the bill?" he said.
Last week, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee which has oversight over the legislation, said:
"I don't expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I've ever read in my life."
The language in such bills is "arcane," "hard stuff to understand" and "incomprehensible."
And these people wonder why there is opposition to their proposed legislation. Most of them don't appear to have any idea what's contained in the bill and apparently some could care less. Just keep burdening the tax payers with a bill that will raise taxes, cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits for the elderly, and possibly leave people with little or no choice but the government option for health care.
All without having a clue about what they're voting on.