For Your Light Reading Pleasure

May I present S. 1796

(This goes to the full 1502 page pdf file. Sweet mother of jeebus)

Now on the very first page it says this bill was “read twice”. By whom? When?

What crap-spewers these people are.

Update: Just idly strolling through this one finds beginning on page 480 or so an exciting section on post-partum depression, where in there will be a funded 9 year study on “the relative mental health consequences for women of resolving a pregnancy.”

On page 714 there’s a massive money waster proposed, one of the classic governmental boondoggles, a gigantic “interagency working group on health care quality” (talk about a contradiction in terms…) composed of senior-level officials from:
-Dept. of Health and Human Services
-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
-National Institutes of Health
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-Health Resources and Services Administration
-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
-Administration for Children and Families
-Dept. of Commerce
-Office of Management and Budget
-United States Coast Guard
-Federal Bureau of Prisons
-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
-Federal Trade Commission
-Social Security Administration
-Dept. of Labor
-United States Office of Personnel Management
-Dept. of Defense
-Dept. of Education
-Dept. of Veterans Affairs
-Veterans Health Administration
-and “any other Federal agencies and departments with activities relating to improving health care quality and safety, as determined by the President.”

Good god. Can you imagine the time these people will waste?

Well, you’d better start trying, because you’re going to pay for it.

Just look at that list. How many of these beasts have you never even heard of? And how many seem to be redundant?

7 Responses to “For Your Light Reading Pleasure”

  1. Eric says:

    No legislative effort should waste an opportunity to insert pork.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    They all make me sick.

  3. ricki says:

    I guess “inserting pork” is just another term for “getting screwed”?

    I wish I actually had the time to read this turd right now. But I can’t, because I have a job. Where I earn money. Which a big portion is going to be siphoned off to pay for this turd…

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    They will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars working on their ‘agenda’ for the first meeting…and on the seating arrangements, of course.

  5. nightfly says:

    I look back fondly on the days of King Frederic II of Prussia, who confronted government bloat in the early 18th century with a simple, effective remedy – he took the entire list of people on his kindgom’s payroll and slashed a giant X through it.

    Good times.

  6. Yojimbo says:

    And we may look back at this bill and ask why we couldn’t just have this one. This bill will be merged with the far more liberal “other bill” in the Senate and then that one will be merged with the merger of the three House bills in Conference Committee with no ability to amend on the floor after that. That is where the real damage will be done. That legislation will then be shoved down our throats in a New York minute with changes coming in the dead of night just before the final vote.

    There is an ABC/WaPo “poll” out this morning indicating that 57% of the people polled support gov’t healthcare. They are getting all their ducks in a row for the big push.

    Y’all have a nice day, while there is still some to be had.

  7. Retread says:

    According to Don Surber, look at the last page: effective date 1 January 2009. Before the current congress and president were in office. They’re planning on back dating this piece of garbage.

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