Pelosi On Obamacare: “We Read The Bill”


Remember back on March 9, 2010 when then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said of the Affordable Care Act, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy?” Well, it appears now that Ms. Pelosi is trying to spin her comments.

When asked by the SF Gate’s editorial board what she meant by that, she said the quote “was taken out of context” and it is most often quoted “by the far right.”

Debra Saunders writes,

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The health insurance industry, she said, spent “$200 million while we were debating the bill to lie about it. … I hate to use the word lie. I hate to use the word hate. I hate to tell you, they’re lying about it.”

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“We’re in the trenches fighting this out,” she said. And: “We don’t even have a bill written yet. The Senate has not acted. And that really, the president really thought he was going to get a Republican vote in the Senate… You can’t say it’s in the bill, read it, ’cause there is no bill.”

Also, Pelosi said “we read the bill.”

Politifact wrote on Pelosi’s statement, and interpretations of it, here. Problem is, while Pelosi told the Chronicle that there was no bill yet on March 9, 2010, that’s not quite accurate. Congress had not enacted a final measure, although later that month it would do so and Obama would sign the bill. But the House and Senate passed versions of Obamacare in 2009. This is a great example of Pelosi’s insider-speak and her insistence of arguing a dubious technicality — yes, there was no final bill – making her both unintelligible and open to parody.

Seriously, they didn’t have a bill written when she was attempting to shove it down our throats, so we know she didn’t read it. Does anyone actually think once it was passed she took the time to go back through and read that monstrosity? For goodness sakes, not even the agencies who have been given the duty to enforce Obamacare have fully read it or comprehended it.

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