First off, here it is.
I know that it's a over-complicated visual mess - but then, so is the health care rationing plan that it represents. Which is why the Democrats don't want people to get too good a look at it:
Democrats are preventing Republican House Members from sending their constituents a mailing that is critical of the majority’s health care reform plan, blocking the mailing by alleging that it is inaccurate.
House Republicans are crying foul and claiming that the Democrats are using their majority to prevent GOP Members from communicating with their constituents.
The dispute centers on a chart created by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Republican staff of the Joint Economic Committee to illustrate the organization of the Democratic health care plan.
At first glance, Brady’s chart resembles a board game: a colorful collection of shapes and images with a web of lines connecting them.
But a closer look at the image reveals a complicated menagerie of government offices and programs that Republicans say will be created if the leading Democratic health care plan becomes law.
I understand that it must be annoying for the Democratic party to have to deal with the consequences of them creating a convoluted mess like this, but it's not Rep. Brady's fault that the GOP was shut out of the process. It's House leadership policy, remember (H/T: Hot Air)? So it's just a little contemptible of them for them to try to hide their mistakes like this.
Besides, it's not even going to work. The GOP is already rerouting around the areas that their opponents control and getting the information out anyway; only now with the additional message of The Democrats are scared of letting you know the truth attached...
Crossposted to Moe Lane.