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October 02, 2009

Democratic Senator: Oh Hell No I Won't Read The Health Care Bill

Your representative democracy at work.

Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told CNSNews.com that he does not “expect” to read the actual legislative language of the committee’s health care bill because it is “confusing” and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people.

“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,” Carper told CNSNews.com.

Carper described the type of language the actual text of the bill would finally be drafted in as "arcane," "confusing," "hard stuff to understand," and "incomprehensible." He likened it to the "gibberish" used in credit card disclosure forms.

Here's the thing, he right. The actual wording of a law is incomprehensible because it refers to other laws, sections and subsections, striking some words adding others and on and on and on. But...we as citizens are expected to follow these laws. Try going to court and say, "Your honor, as Senator Carper says, 'laws are confusing and hard stuff to understand' so let me go."

Good luck with that one.

Below the fold, video of Carper explaining why he can't read the bill he's supposed to be writing.

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