As the economy continues to collapse, it appears health care has overtaken it as the most important issue facing Washington politicians.
The Senate’s giant health care bill has been posted here. It’s 615 pages long. The chairman’s amendments are another 175 pages.
How many people who boil the characterization of the bill down to talk-show-sized bites will actually read it? How politicians will actually read it? And this is just the Senate version.
Most people won’t. But that won’t stop them from having an opinion.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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