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Old 06-26-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Various grassroots organizations are blasting Congress for not taking the time to properly consider the energy bill or health care reform -- two very significant pieces of legislation.

Let Freedom Ring, a non-profit, grassroots organization that supports a conservative agenda, announced an initiative today urging members of Congress to sign a pledge to read and give citizens the opportunity to read any health care reform legislation before voting on it.
Will Congress Read Bills Before Voting? - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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Well cewrtainly the house has always been controlled by the leadership and they don't even have deabte really. The senate seem to be in a leadership that does want to let the bills be read but quickly passed. That has sarted to change as they were pretty mad about the bailout terms inthe second hafl of the TARP that caused alot of problems allowing bonuses that just the democratic leadership got to insert and see.They don't seem to be in a mood to take any more heat and the so called housing bill is just plain stalled .
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The healthcare bill is suppose to be about 1200 pages and still growing (if I'm wrong, whatever it is, it's huge).....if it's being carefully read and reviewed (which it should be), that's going to take awhile.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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No, but in fairness to the current crop in DC I don't think they have for a while now.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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No it appears once again they dont read bills up there
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Fort Myers Fl
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I feel they don't read new bills at all, they just follow party lines. I know if I was off in Argentina playing around I would not have much time to read any new legislation.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I'm not convinced that they know how to read.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The healthcare bill is suppose to be about 1200 pages and still growing (if I'm wrong, whatever it is, it's huge).....if it's being carefully read and reviewed (which it should be), that's going to take awhile.
The stimulus bill and this cap & trade bill are equally important yet the final bill wasn't even ready when the House voted on it yesterday. All they had was the original and the 3:00AM last minute amendment.

They didn't even read the bailout bill last year. That came to light when they started questioning the Fed/Treasury on how the money was being spent while the bill clearly stated (I read it) that the Fed/Treasury could direct that money where they saw fit and had to answer to no one nor did they need permission/approval from anyone.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The stimulus bill and this cap & trade bill are equally important yet the final bill wasn't even ready when the House voted on it yesterday. All they had was the original and the 3:00AM last minute amendment.

They didn't even read the bailout bill last year. That came to light when they started questioning the Fed/Treasury on how the money was being spent while the bill clearly stated (I read it) that the Fed/Treasury could direct that money where they saw fit and had to answer to no one nor did they need permission/approval from anyone.
I hear you....it's ridiculous. Reading what they're voting on would be something a senator or representative would do that's acting in the best interests of the people that elected him/her. Voting on it without reading it (or worse, before it's even presented in it's final form), is all about party politics.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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I hear you....it's ridiculous. Reading what they're voting on would be something a senator or representative would do that's acting in the best interests of the people that elected him/her. Voting on it without reading it (or worse, before it's even presented in it's final form), is all about party politics.
Yes ... I like to call it;

Blind Date Legislation
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