APPARENTLY, SIZE MATTERS…. For nearly a year, one of the principal Republican complaints about health care reform is that Democratic proposals are long — as in, have too many pages to read. It’s not really an argument, per se, but for the GOP, physically-large pieces of legislation must be considered bad because … well, just because.
We’ve talked about how absurd this is as a substantive matter. But let’s also note that these same Republicans are also inclined to complain in the other direction.
A spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner today ridiculed President Obama’s health care proposal because it’s too short.
“The White House’s ‘plan’ consists of an 11-page outline, which has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office or posted online as legislative text. So they want to reorganize one-sixth of the United States’ economy with a document shorter than a comic book, and they’re complaining that they can’t find our plan on their own website? C’mon,” said the spokesman, Michael Steel, in an email to reporters.