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Don’t be swayed by phonus balonus rhetoric about how long certain congresional bills are
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By Pat Cunningham
June 17, 2013 5:15 p.m.

Steve Benen NAILS IT:

When opponents of a bill are reduced to talking about the literal, physical size of the legislation, they’ve completely given up on the pretense that public policy matters. If opponents of immigration reform want to debate the merits of the proposal, great. But focusing on pages and pounds is the absolute worst form of debate.

This came up quite a big during the fight over health care reform — it was easier for the right to count the number of pages in the Affordable Care Act than debate it on the merits — so let’s ...

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