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Dec 25, 2009

Size of Obamacare in context.

Cartoon: Gary Varvel.

This post is to give some perspective on the sheer volume of bullshit included in the Senate version of Obamacare, compared to other documents of importance, (and one speech of little value,) plus a couple of classic books. Some of the figures may be disputable owing to differences in copies, eg there are several draughts of the Gettysburg Address, but I believe they are in the ballpark.

Lincolns Gettysburg Address – 272 words.

Contrasted to Obamas Berlin "citizen of the world address" – 2970 words.

Original US Bill of Rights – 518 - (with preamble) – 778 words.

The US Declaration of Independence - 1337 words.

US Constitution – 4400 words.

Magna Carta - 4860 words.

Atlas Shrugged - 1168 pages.

War and Peace (English paperback edition) -1475 pages.

Senate version of Obamacare, a real stinker at, - 2,733 pages.

The bill was put together overnight and voted on at 8 AM by people who were supposed to have read it. On the basis of the above, they would have read more than the sum of Atlas Shrugged and War and Peace, in a few hours. Perhaps if they had just read Atlas the result would have been different.


  1. Thanks. Great idea. Great list. I'll have to pass this on.

  2. Thanks Bawb, its always great to see it getting spread about.