On Health Care Bills and Their Length

Ten and twelve year-old children can read through J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. I heard an interview on NPR where one young girl read through the final book twice in twelve hours. Harry Potter, massive tomes that they are, are often and avidly consumed by children.

So, why are Republican Senators having such a difficult time reading through the health care reform legislation?

As Senator Whitehouse of Rhode Island points out, a Harry Potter novel is longer than the bill pending before Congress. So, septuagenarian Senators can’t manage to do with a ten year-old child can…?

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