Friday, October 4, 2013

Henry Waxman: "Is it Important that I read [the Obamacare Regulations]?"

Congressman Henry Waxman avoids public comments on Obamacare. He has avoided comments from other people, including constituents,

Waxman fumbled on the basic laws regulating steroid abuse and controlled substances, even though he was the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee investigating the issue.

Waxman has admitted on camera that he did not know that GM went bankrupt.

He also said twice that
"We're not broke!", even though the national debt has soared to seventeen trillion dollars, and a growing part of that debt results from President Obama's annual trillion-dollar spending sprees and the rising costs of Obamacare.

Waxman's most recent gaffe exposed that he has not read the thousands of pages of regulations promulgated from Obamacare, or the assumption one concludes is that he does not have to.

What gives?

Penny Star, reporter for CNS News,
gathered the following from Congressman Waxman: "What I was going to ask you is if you've read those [10,535 pages] of regulations."

Waxman said: "Have you read them?" "No. Have you read them?"

Waxman said: "Is it important that I read it [The Obamacare Regulations]?" "Do you think that the American people should read it? I just asked you a very honest question. Whether you've read them? It's a yes or no question."

Waxman: "I think it is a propaganda question, and I refuse to talk to you about it."

First of all, about Congressman Waxman and legislation. He has admitted in a town hall
before that he does not [3: 50 - 4: 20] read every bill which he votes on. Yikes!

Then, about the length of Obamacare:

2,500 pages of legislation was passed in the dead of night in March, 2010. How many Congressmen likely read the bill? One things for sure, Waxman not only has admitted that he does not read every bill, he sometimes does not read his own legislation.

The length of the Affordable Care Act alone should have prevented Congress from passing it, or President Obama signing it into law.

This legislation has faced scrutiny and setbacks ever since.

Loopholes in Obamacare can compromise an i
ndividual's getting health insurance.

are retiring in large numbers because of this law.

has decimated the insurance industry in ten states.

The law
is hurting major companies.

face rising penalties if they do not acquire health insurance.

There is too much in this law for anyone to ignore, least of all the Congressman
who helped write it. By the way, the same paper which printed Waxman's opinion piece on Obamacare also denounced the first day of California's Medicare Exchanges, Covered CA, as "lame". Contrary to initial reports, only five hundred thousand, not five million, visit Covered CA the first day, and the number of hits diminished considerably the next day.

About the growing reams of Obamacare regulations,
here is a picture taken earlier in 2013. From the floor to the ceiling, with a red ribbon all around it, Obamacare (regulations and all) is the only thing still holding together, compared with the health care industry, the medical profession, and to some extent the United States Constitution, which are unraveling because of the law.

So, of course an independent-minded reporter or constituent would want to know whether his Congressman, or the person crucial to the law's language and passage, has read the law and the growing number of regulations attached to the law.

I called Congressman Waxman's Manhattan Beach office, and I was directed to his LA office instead. When I mentioned his comment that he refused to answer questions about whether he had read the regulations of Obamacare, I was put on hold. I waited for two minutes, and then hung up. No one at the office answered me. I called a second time, and the gentleman who answered the phone informed me that Congressman Henry Waxman was aware of the law, and the regulations in the Federal Register pertaining to the law were so great, that any Congressman who read them would be getting even less done than the current Congress right now.

I had to ask: why pass such a law in the first place?

Perhaps it's time for more people in the 33rd Congressional District to give Congressman Henry Waxman a call. Maybe he should he explain why he does not have to explain whether he read the reams of regulations of Obamacare, which every American has to endure. Maybe he would also like to explain why he supports a law which is forcing businesses to cut hours or lay off workers, as well as push doctors out of the medical profession, and even frustrates unions who sill want their health plans protected.

Give Congressman Waxman a call, and let him know what you think:

Washington, DC Office
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976
Fax: (202) 225-4099

Los Angeles Office
5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (310) 652-3095 / (323) 651-1040
Fax: (323) 655-0502

Manhattan Beach Office
1600 Rosecrans Avenue, 4th Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 321-7664
Fax: (323) 655-0502

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