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And for Other Purposes!

By Matthew Yglesias

"And for Other Purposes!"

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Now thanks to the internet you can read the Senate health reform bill yourself in PDF form. Do so and you’ll be amused to learn that the most important piece of American social policy in 45 years is described as a proposal “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes.”

Other purposes!

I have no idea why it says that, but the moral of the story is almost certainly that a great deal of Senate procedure doesn’t make a ton of sense.

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