Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Axelrod's infamous "people will never know what's in that bill" quote

I've seen this quote by Obama adviser David Axelrod in a few places, but it still gets me every time:

...people will never know what's in that bill until we pass it...

To put it into context, he's saying that there's been so much disinformation about the bill by its opponents that the public doesn't realize what's in it, and they'll only understand once they experience life under Obamacare. He didn't mean that lawmakers and policy wonks don't know what's in the bill, but unfortunately, the quote is more true when you take it out of context than it is when you read it with everything else he was saying.

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