Monday, August 30, 2010


Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) chairs the Finance Committee and was one of the chief authors of the healthcare law. Apparently, his role was "write-only," as he admitted when answering constituent questions in Libby, Montana:
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."
For the job of not reading, Baucus makes $174,000 per year.

Given how bad Obamacare turned out, I wonder if the expert Baucus hired was Nancy Pelosi.

(via Don Surber)

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