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No, you can’t see the health care bill | Washington Examiner

October 6, 2009

Obama TransparencyNo, you can’t see the health care bill

Examiner Editorial

October 7, 2009

When then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised not to sign major legislation until it had been posted on the Internet for public reading at least five days, trusting voters took him at his word. Now they know better. Not only is the actual language of what is likely to become the main legislative vehicle for Obama’s signature health care reform not available on the Internet, it hasn’t been given to members of the key Senate committees or the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), either. All that is available to those worried about a massive government takeover of our health care system is a 262-page description of the bill’s provisions. Bill descriptions mean nothing and bind nobody.

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One Comment
  1. October 7, 2009 5:20 AM

    Consider this another example of the growing gap between Obama’s promises and his dismal performance so far.

    Of course, this bipartisan scandal of hiding the actual legislation has been standard practice for decades. Yet technology allows greater transparency and represents a powerful counter to lobbyists inserting new clauses for special interests at midnight. Let’s make the government more accountable and honest.

    Hopefully, your article can help shame Obama and Congressional leaders into doing the right thing for the American people!

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