“It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s… the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010!”
The “you like the health care law, you just don’t know you like it because you don’t understand it” condescension is reaching comic proportions:
The MIT economics whiz who crafted President Obamaâ€™s national health-care overhaul now plans to explain the complex and controversial plan to the masses â€” in one long comic book.
Jonathan Gruber, a nationally recognized health economist who devised the economic underpinnings of Obamacare (Gruber hates the term), said his three comic-loving kids encouraged him to use the hip format of the graphic novel â€” basically an expensive comic published in book form â€” to tell the story of the complicated plan to 300 million Americans.
Gruber is breaking down the presidentâ€™s 2,400-page legislation into illustrated, bite-sized panels for non-wonks who either donâ€™t understand or donâ€™t like the national plan.
Send one to the Dems in Congress first. The condensed nature will mean it’ll take them a lot less time to not read it (John Conyers will see it if they tuck it inside the latest issue of Playboy).
It’s pretty ballsy to call the guy who helped create that utter disaster an “economics whiz” isn’t it?
How about we start here instead: The US Constitution comic book.