After 36 years on the job, Sen. Max Baucus, a chief architect of “ObamaCare,” won’t seek re-election in 2014.
The Montana Democrat made headlines last week when he referred to ObamaCare, a bill he was instrumental in writing, as a “train wreck.”
“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” he warned, referring to the large number of Americans who have no understanding of how the health care law will be implemented or function in their lives.
Baucus is not alone in doing a 180 on this issue. In a letter to the administration, Teamsters president James Hoffa and other union leaders — typically Democrat allies — wrote that ObamaCare will “destroy the very health and well being of our members,” and “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus has come full circle, going from this praiseful letter to constituents in which he spoke glowingly of the “Affordable Health Care Act,” claiming“ this legislation will benefit just about every person….it will cut our federal deficit by more than $130 billion in the first ten years and it will be a corner stone for generations to build on. Working together, we have created a more affordable, effective health care system for ourselves and for generations to come.” (Read the letter while it still remains available.)
More recently, came this exchange:
Watch as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius bobs and weaves when questioned about specifics of the federal overtaking of the American health care system — by none other than onetime proponent Sen. Max Baucus.
No wonder Baucus is seeking retirement. Imagine having to face yourself in the mirror each morning after screwing over the entire population of the United States and having to live with your role in that deception.