We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
MSM is also reporting the town hall crowds --if they report them at all --at factors of ten and more fewer attendees than in actual videographic fact. Their contempt and arrogance is approaching maximum.
A nitpick perhaps, but "... in its own words." seems a little misleading, an unsupported claim like most such lists that I have seen. What that paper actually is, is an opinion by someone else of what is in the bill. Instead of just citing Section and Page, if Liberty Counsel could also excerpt the actual words upon which they are making judgment it would lend much credence to their effort. It other words let me read the two side by side, excerpt and opinion. Otherwise this paper does me no good as I'd be blindly accepting someone else's opinion and would have to read the bill myself to find out if I agree or disagree with the author's opinion.
Which... is what you suggest B, read it ourselves. In which case the only useful purpose for lists such as this is to stir up those who haven't and will not be reading the bill.
I appreciate the nuance and agree that there is no substitute for thinking.
However, Fleckenstein not only summarizes the bill via a compilation of his tweets, he directly links the Health Care Bill to his post at his site. Anyone can verify his "opinion" will relative ease. (Here is the URL to Fleckenstein's blog: http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/)
The Liberty Counsel overview is "reviewed, revised and adapted" from Fleckenstein's work. It too has a direct link to the Health Care Bill.
Here is the URL for the complete list of e-mail addresses and fax numbers for the US Congress and Governors (http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm).
May I suggest you (and everyone else) copy and send the entire summary from Fleckenstein via e-mail to every elected official on the list with your own commentary as a preamble to express your thoughts about this bill? (If they are not going to read it, you might as well send them the Cliff Notes.) Give credit to Fleckenstein in your note.
I will be expressing my disgust with the bill and the process. I will also express my desire for health care reform based upon consumer directed principles, price and quality transparency and portability, among other things.