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11 Million Words: ObamaCare Regs Already 30 Times Longer than Law

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On October 16, 2013 @ 12:25 pm In The Point | 5 Comments

Almost taller than the flag

We’ll just have to pass it to find out what sorts of regulations will be written around it. And this isn’t the end.

This monster has just begun to grow. Imagine what it will look like in a decade? At 11 million words, it’s already physically impossible to read. To read through it, you would have to sit for 30 days, non-stop, without pause.

And even while you were reading, like the marching Chinese passing by a single point, new regulations would be added so that you could never ever finish.

Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself.

That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law.

That’s how the country runs. All those poor government workers have more real power than elected officials.

These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them.

At an average of 1,100 words per page, the 10,535 pages of Obamacare regulations consist of approximately 11,588,500 words.

I imagine this is exactly what the Founders had in mind.

If there were a new liberal Constitution written today, it would have ten million pages and be completely indecipherable to the layman and would contradict itself on every other pages and assign all final powers to unelected bureaucrats.


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