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August 21, 2009

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pagar

From the makes no sense dept.

As the President said, it would be illegal for us to send to a dealer a check for an application that wasn’t complete.
UPDATE: FWIW, the Waxman-Markey climate bill passed 219-212. Any guess how many of those 219 (or, for that matter, the 212) really know everything that is in the bill?

SECOND UPDATE: As it turns out, there was not even a copy of the final bill language available in any form when the bill passed. Rather, as David Freddoso reports, the House Clerk had a copy of the 1090-page bill that emerged by committee and a copy of the 300-page set of amendments agreed upon at 3am Friday morning, and many provisions in the latter consist of the likes of "Page 15, beginning line 8, strike paragraph (11) . . ." In other words, it is highly doubtful that more than a handful of member of Congress knew the contents of the legislation they voted on. (LvPL)

I believe the tea parties are a good idea, but I believe a better idea would be to charge every member of Congress with dereliction of duty unless they can prove they have read each bill. In addition, I believe many of the staff members should be charged with the same charge.

el polacko

gee.. remember how important it was to get rid of bush because he talked about religion too much... so how did that work out ??

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