With no judgement on content, here is Nancy Pelosi's 1,990 page Healthcare opus, side by side with other famous works:
The Bill of Rights:
1 handwritten page. A total of 482 words.
The United States Constitution:
4 handwritten pages.
Mao Tse Tung's "Little Red Book": 312 Pages
The Koran: 467 Pages.
The Holy Bible: 608 Pages
Adolph Hitler's Mein Kampf: 720 Pages
The Russian Provisional Revolutionary Government, 1917: Documents. 3 volumes: 1,841 pages.
Obama Healthcare Bill: 1,990 Pages.
Author: Nancy Pelosi,( with special thanks to Harry Reid, Obama and the Democrats of the 111th Congress)
On a private note, my own healthcare insurer (Emblem Health) sends me a booklet describing my healthcare plan every year. The complete benefits manual, detailing all my benefits, costs, deductibles, co-pays, prescriptions and legal fine print: 50 pages.
Author: Emblem Health (evil private insurance company whose plan I use and love!)
So as inquiring minds ask questions, I'd like to understand, why does it take Congress 1,990 pages to do describe a healthcare plan, when my insurance company can describe my plan in 50 pages? Or put differently, If a healthcare plan can be detailed in 50 pages, what is lurking in the remaining 1,910 pages of this bill?
Until Congress can come up with a Healthcare proposal that can be described in 50 pages or less, I will hold on to and hone my First and Second Amendment rights in particular, and demand that our unruly servants keep their laws off my body.
You may want to speak up and do the same.
"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite ."