The House Democratic healthcare reform bill is going to "ream" the American people, according to Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas.)

House GOP leaders were quick to march an entire hardcopy of the Democrats' nearly 2,000 page healthcare bill before TV cameras to denounce the measure for raising taxes, creating mandates and cutting medicare.

"Nineteen hundred and ninety pages, that¹s about four reams of paper, I can say that the people who are getting reamed are the American people," Barton said at a press conference surrounded by fellow top-ranking House Republicans.