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Posted By Confutus

On President Obama's speech to Congress on Health care, I didn't hear it. I skimmed the transcript afterward.  I'm not going to quote the whole thing, but as i read off the  list of promises, my thought was..Impossible. There's no way any government program is going to do all that. I think "Rainbow Stew" by Merle Haggard sums up my response.


The education speech was, as I suspected, pretty much innocuous. But the opposition to it is some measure of how little Obama is trusted.


There was some commentary that mentioned how difficult it is to actually "read the bill" when it comes to legislation. That's because legislation is full of professional legal jargon "legalese", that is virtually incomprehensible to the layman and requires a whole library for even the specialist to follow. It appears that the highly specialized and complex nature of Federal laws and regulations impose a huge, and largely unrecognized burden on society. I woulder if it would be a good idea to scrap the whole thing and start over.






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