A powerful House Democrat used unusually harsh terms to blast the Obama administration's manipulation of stimulus data Monday night, and demanded an honest accounting of results from the $787 billion government program. [...]I'm a little surprised I haven't seen more from Paul Ryan on this, but it's really worse for Obama that this criticism is coming from his side of the aisle.
"Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We've got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen," Obey said in a statement. "Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now."
But the health care bill needs to be passed -- there won't be any loopholes of irregularities with that! Everyone who voted on the bill has read it -- indeed, they've all picked over it with a fine-toothed comb, and made sure that there are no tricks here!