Responsibility is an ugly word to Congressional Democrats. They like to vote for bills that shift wealth from those who earned it to those who envy them. And, they want to take care of millions of “underprivileged” Americans and thereby create lifelong dependents (and thus supporters). There’s no greater example of this than Obamacare, which narrowly passed in the House with 219 votes coming entirely from the Democratic Party.
But, when it comes time to do a little thing like read the regulations of the most significant healthcare overhaul in U.S. history, that’s a different story.
According to CNS News, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) hasn’t read the entire 10,500+ pages of Obamacare regulations. After all, as she stated, “I haven’t had the time to do it.”
It’s hard to blame her, since, as noted in the story, the regulations are eight times as long as the Gutenberg Bible. But, her rationale is troubling.
As mentioned in the report, Johnson claimed that she doesn’t plan to read the entire set of regulations. She stated, “I don’t think that that’s my responsibility to do it.”
Well, if she voted for and continues to support a massive change to something as important as healthcare, she should at least have her staffers read and summarize the regulations for her. And, she should question why there are so many regulations that she doesn’t have the time to read them in the first place. But then again, that would be the responsible thing to do.