And that's how a bill becomes a law…
With the stroke of President Obama's pen, his health care overhaul — the most sweeping social legislation enacted in decades — became law on Tuesday.
Mr. Obama affixed his curlicue signature, almost letter by letter, to the measure, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, surrounded by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and a raft of other lawmakers who spent the past year on a legislative roller-coaster ride trying to pass it. Aides said he would pass out the 20 pens he used as mementos.
Ooooo! Commemorative pens! I bet those'll be worth something one day. Democrats can probably sell those for rent money after they lose their jobs next election cycle.
But what is a means of making a living compared to the importance of this moment. I mean, this is a big deal. Some people might even call it a big, very big deal. And some people as eloquent as Joe Biden might even call it "a big fucking deal" on national television…
Anyway, now that the heavy fucking lifting of getting the big fucking bill passed is big fucking over and done fucking with, President Obama can tackle the little fucking easier stuff, like campaigning for the fucking bill, trying to convince people that the fuckety-fucking bill is a good idea, and telling people what the fuck the fucking bill actually fucking is…
The president is set to travel to Iowa City on Thursday for his first event after passage of the landmark health care bill. The city is where Mr. Obama first offered his health care plan as a presidential candidate in May 2007.
"On Thursday, the president will return to Iowa City, Iowa, to discuss how health insurance reform will lower costs for small businesses and American families and give them more control over their health care," the White House said in a statement.
Politics! Always making the most fucking sense!
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Health Care, House of Representatives, Iowa, Joe Biden, Senate