When a piece of legislation draws this much fire from bothparties, it means one of two things. One, that it must be good forus regular folks if it makes so many politicians uncomfortable. Or,two, that it must be such a bad piece of lawmaking that it's beendisowned and discarded like Elizabeth Edwards.

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This time around, I think we can all agree these two billsaren't worth the reams of paper they're printed on. I mean, anyother time, if it's something that infuriates Michael Moore to tears then it can't be all bad,right?

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But to hear that hobbit cast-off DennisKucinich now supports the bill should certainly give any of uspause.

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Abrasive and forgettable personalities aside, the fact of thematter is that, honestly, for a bill that costs so much (asRepublicans point out) it does very little to actually changeanything (as Democrats point out). And the changes we will see - asin higher taxes, cost controls and rationing of care - are allthings none of us want to see.

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So let's forget the arguments about whether the Dems have theright to force this on us through legislative parlor tricks ('causeit's not like either party's blameless there) or whether healthcare is a human right (hint: it's not; just ask Moore's arteries),but whether we can afford to spend so much for what amounts tolegislative cotton candy?

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