If you're even thinking about pursuing a life of crime, I'd stay away from anyone in the Obama administration. After seeing them sell out the CLASS Act so fast this week, it's a bit of wonder they pushed for it at all in the first place.

This is a recurring theme with this particular administration, and a sad commentary on how far the Chicago political machine has fallen into disrepair. At least back in the day they got stuff done and actually stood by it.

The rise and fall of the Class Act, a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, not only represents a microcosm of the reform law as a whole, but the administration's broader political strategy – for a lack of better word.

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