Heard a Congressman say this has been a living hell and I'm thinking it is the world's longest First Act.
The Second Act will start when the states start suing the Feds and the whole thing goes to court and I'm not sure of the sequence, but can you imagine how many billable hours those lawyers will get out of this thing? I'm not even sure at what level they will start, but can they skip the Circuit level and go right to the Supremes?
So, what I'm thinking is that all the money they will be collecting from the public for the first 4-5 years, not sure how long before some of the medical services are due to kick in, but the funds will go to the court case and lawyers. You can be darn sure the CBO did not figure those costs into the report generated today.
On the other hand, if it doesn't go to court, a slim chance, again, what will happen to the money if the next Congress and President rescind the bill and there's no need for it? Seems to me that the CBO should have worked out a lot more than the scenario they published. This could be Act III.
Should we have acting awards? Good guy awards? Bad boy statuettes? This entire thing could be a futuristic performance art piece. At least there would be a little something to keep folks busy.
Don't mean to be facetious, but sometimes if you don't laugh, you'll cry. Has anyone out there read any of the bill online? I'm getting a headache--feeling a little sympathy for Geithner. Turbo Tax isn't all it's cracked up to be.