Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell’s press office tweeted out an alleged photo of President Obama’s new regulations printed and stacked on Monday and, if the photo is true, it is pretty revealing.
Reaching at least twice as high as the chair next to it, the pages are bound with yards of red ribbon.
“#ObamaCareregulations – 828 pages in one day. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 pages – with many more to come,” the accompanying tweet says.
McConnell spoke on the floor of the Senate today about the “higher costs and broken promises” associated with the president’s healthcare overhaul, saying:
“Part of the reason costs are set to increase so dramatically is because Obamacare levies so many new taxes and fees. But that’s only half the story. It’s also because the law imposes so many onerous regulations.
“Just take a look at this giant stack I have here in front of me: one day’s worth of Obamacare regulations. 828 pages in one day. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 pages – with many, many more to come. This is the owner’s manual for the health care law that’s supposed to make things better.
“Are you kidding? This law is a disaster waiting to happen.
“Imagine the burden we’re placing on the single mom who wants to open her own store. Or the young entrepreneur who wants to sell some new idea. Or the business owners we all know from back home – the folks who employ so many of our constituents.
“Instead of encouraging them to create jobs and grow the economy, we’re hitting them with a brick of regulations.” [Emphasis added]
A press release on McConnell’s website also has the stunning photo.
Here’s video of McConnell’s entire speech: