Sunday, August 16, 2009

It doesn't have to make sense. It's the law.

If you're not following the Czar of Muscovy over at The Gormogons, You must now want to understand the healthcare bill. Here's his analysis of pages 301-400:
The Czar believes that the ordinary American supporting this initiative has not read the proposals. If he or she did, that ordinary American would say “There is no way I am entrusting my healthcare to this group. I can’t even understand what the hell they’re saying.” When you applied for healthcare coverage with your employer, do you remember how many pages the information was? Two? Three? Four? And a lot easier to understand than this stuff.

Evidently, the people who wrote it do not understand what they have written in its entirety, but worse, they think they do. But they don’t understand it anymore than the admin assistant understands the legal contracts he or she photocopies for an attorney waiting in another conference room.

Be afraid, folks. Because the only people who really do understand this stuff will be the first ones to twist it to their financial advantage.
What's astonishing is that people who think they're smarter than everyone else don't have any trouble forgetting Bismark's dictum that people who like sausage and respect the law shouldn't watch either being made.

1 comment:

Paladin said...

Legislation like this can be crazy complicated, even if you're not under the gun and being encouraged to SIGN IT IMMEDIATELY OR WE'RE ALL DOOMED!

It's a really bad sign when you finally make sense of it, and the result is something that scares you even more than it did when it was mumbo-jumbo.

I worked for a time in a meat processing plant. I love bologna, but it was a LONG time before I could eat it again after having a hand in making it. Meat pudding just isn't aesthetically pleasing, ya know?