Saturday, June 27, 2009

US House votes yea on, well, nobody exactly knows, but it must be a good idea...

The United State House of Representatives, by a 219-212 margin last night, passed a bill that has not yet actually been written.
Through a series of parliamentary inquiries, the Republicans learned that the 300-plus page managers' amendment, added to the bill last night in the House Rules Committee, has not even been been integrated with the official copy of the 1,090-page bill at the House Clerk's desk, let alone in any other location. The two documents are side-by-side at the desk as the clerk reads through the instructions in the 300 page document for altering the 1,090 page document.

But they cannot be simply combined, because the amendment contains 300 pages of items like this: "Page 15, beginning line 8, strike paragraph (11)..." How many members of Congress do you suppose have gone through it all to see how it changes the bill?
[LB: My guess is approximately zero (0).]

Global Warming is apparently so urgent that we can't even wait until members of Congress know what they're voting on.


Of course, only a fool or a racist (Obama supports this) or a sexist (Pelosi supports this) could possibly be opposed to this kind of behavior...

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