ObamaCare “author” admits he never read the bill he supposedly wrote

by editor on August 26, 2010

Montana Democrat Senator Max Baucus is often called the “author” of the ObamaCare bill. But it says a lot about how Washington, DC works when the “author” of a piece of legislation admits that he never actually read his own bill because, in his words, “we hire experts” for those menial tasks.

You can’t make this stuff up. Luckily, the Flathead Beacon didn’t have to:

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Max Baucus is a very busy man, so he hires experts to read his bills.

…Judy Matott asked Baucus if he would work to improve Libby’s image, and then asked him and Sebelius, “if either of you read the health care bill before it was passed and if not, that is the most despicable, irresponsible thing.”
Baucus replied that if Libby residents assembled an economic development plan, he would do what he could to help, and he took credit for “essentially” writing the health care bill that passed the Senate.

“I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language,” Baucus said. “We hire experts.”

In response to Matott’s question and another from a woman asking if the health care law was Constitutional, Baucus gave a broad defense of the changes, comparing them to programs like Social Security and Medicare that were unpopular when passed but have proven beneficial to Americans over the long term.

“It’s not perfect, nothing’s perfect, but I’m telling you, ma’am, it’s a good start,” Baucus said. “Mark my words, several years from now you’re going to look back and say, ‘eh, maybe it isn’t so bad.’”

“Don’t think so,” Matott replied.

“Don’t think so,” agreed IHateTheMedia.com.

Source: Flathead Beacon

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Omar August 26, 2010 at 4:56 pm

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MARX BAUCUS, the same guy who said that the healthcare takeover “will address the maldistribution of income in America.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPRPqeYi-60

I’m anxiously awaiting for November, when WE will address the maldistribution of power in DC.

Im_a_Democrat August 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm

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, I’m certain you peons are too stupid to know what’s really good for you. That’s why we’re only getting started in taking away your precious freedoms (if they were really precious, you might fight for them, but we Dems know you’re nothing but blustering idiots who won’t ever really fight for what you believe). You should be thankful we’re here to take care of you.

USN-RETIRED August 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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Sounds like sarcasm mixed with irony to me.

DJ August 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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I know it’s a few years down the road, but hopefully in 2014, Mad Max will be the recipient of a thorough ass-whoopin’ at the polls and be kicked to the curb.

JJJRO August 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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He should be impeached for fraud and conspiracy to overthrow our country.

Wright August 27, 2010 at 7:37 am

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Are you talking about Obama? LOL

JJJRO August 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm

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You people here at IHTM.com are LITERACISTS! How dare you mock someone who can’t read! Or think for that matter! You should be ashamed!

Philanthropist August 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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An expert read my homework.

Ruben August 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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What else should we expect from illiterates?

Kyle August 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm

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Maybe he just read the Sparknotes for the bill.

RIM August 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

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I want to say he’s corrupt, but that would imply that he has a brain. No, this guy is a liberal robot, wired to do whatever the party demands of him. The real power players in the democrat party needed some dolt to be the author of this POS bill, so they’re like.. let’s get Baucus, he’ll do it.

JPT August 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

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There have been cases of brain injuries where the person who suffered some trauma had very detached cognitive skills. Some people could write out essays and even chapters of a book and have the content be complete and of quality. Then they would forget what they had just created. They could be shown the work and their reply would be “Who wrote this?!” That (much like the brains of many a modern liberal) puzzles neuroscientists to this day.

Baucus owes me $40k for coming up with his cop out excuse on that. Pay up bitch!

There are flaws to that ‘defense’ however. Fist off, in the above cases what was written was, as stated, of good quality and complete. I’d say Obamacare was crafted by monkeys with typewriters yet to say such a statement would be a mortal, excoriating insult to both monkeys and those outdated mechanical writing devices.

Also when one mentions ‘serious brain damage’ and ‘democrat’ in the same sentence…That is kind of a given. Like saying you overheard some ‘crazy bulls*it loon rantings’ and not needing to mention you were viewing MSNBC. That is sort of an autocomplete function at work.

The good news for Baucus? The main stream press would not dig for the facts of his mental anomaly cover story. After all it is not some Republican or Tea Party candidate who made such an assertion. Why fact checks the Democrats? They are the bastions of truth beyond all serious debate on that matter.
That is of course how it is.

So just like Clinton said “It depends what the definition of ‘is’ is”

Or just like it states in the bylaws of Obamacare “Go off and die. That frees up more of your ill gotten tax dollars to not waste on treatment but rather waste on other pork projects”

Ken August 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm

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“Holy smokes, lady… next you’ll be askin’ me to read the Constitution and I don’t get paid enough for that nonsense. You have a nice day now.”

RKae August 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

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The “author” didn’t write it? So it’s sort of like a “Goosebumps” book… in more ways than one.

JDuke August 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

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Since our senator has admitted that he hasn’t read the bill, much less wrote it (as he had other people write it), it should be made null and void and thus repealed and not the law of the land.

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