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Friday, September 25, 2009

Senate Cloaks Obamacare

by Ernest Istook

You can’t read the bill because they refuse to put it in writing. And you’d better not oppose it because the government will try to muzzle you. President Obama has consistently refused to put his details into legislative language, and now the U.S. Senate is doing the same thing. Rather than respecting public demands for transparency, they’re figuratively spitting in the public’s face.

The “Baucus bill” is being rushed through the Senate based on an outline provided by Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT). The 564 amendments being considered are no better...

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.