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Opening Arguments

Preachin' to the choir, pal

Somehow, "I told you so" isn't all that satisfying:

Decrying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as way too complex, he warned the acting Medicare director that Obamacare is "so complicated and if it isn't done right the first time, it will just simply get worse."

The retiring senator also told Marilyn Tavenner at her Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that Obamacare rivals tax reform in its capacity to confuse Americans.

"I believe that the Affordable Care Act is probably the most complex piece of legislation ever passed by the United States Congress. Tax reform obviously has been huge too, but up to this point it is just beyond comprehension," said Rockefeller.

That's not a reactionary Republican or greedy insurance representative complaining about Obamcare -- it's outgoing Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefferl, of the the "towering arcitects of Obamacare," as the story puts it.

"Capacity to confuse" indeed. I don't think there's a single person on the planet who comprehends every effect this mess will have, and there never will be, because it will grow by hundreds and thousands of new bureaucratic rulings every year.

Oh, well, told you so. Say, saying it twice does bring a certain measure of comformt.

Told you so, told you so, told you so.