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View Poll Results: Should there be a minimum time requirement between when a bill is submitted and when it can be voted
Yes 25 83.33%
No 5 16.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Well, I seem to remember a "promise" (already broken) by obama that he would put bills up on his website for the public to purview BEFORE signing them into law. Was it 2 or 5 days? I don't remember.

People thought that was so neat, didn't they? That a president, who was transparent and "new" would allow the public a glimpse.

Funny thing is, people forgot to actually THINK about what he was saying - what good does it do once the bills are passed by congress?
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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I am shocked and amazed that anyone voted NO
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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I just did vote no. I thought that was interesting too. I firmly believe that congress should be informed before they vote, but because of what might be a necessity, I voted no. Congress needs to govern themselves. If they asked me to vote on a 300 page document in that length of time, my vote would be an automatic "No" on the document.
I agree with your post 100%. The reality is that it will never happen. Congress will never govern themselves.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NC
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I voted no based on very rare occasion immediate action is needed. While I agree most of the time there should be plenty of time to enact legislation on certain occasions immediate action is required...like in the case of a time sensitive emergency.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I voted no based on very rare occasion immediate action is needed. While I agree most of the time there should be plenty of time to enact legislation on certain occasions immediate action is required...like in the case of a time sensitive emergency.
An act of war..sure. But last year global warming didn't exist and now all of a sudden they pass a bill that's not even available in full final form.
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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What a hysterical question.

"The chair recognizes the senator from the proud state of Hawaii."

"My fellow Americans, the great state of Hawaii was attacked this morning by the nefarious President of North Korea. I submit that this constitutes an act of war so I have introduced a declaration of war to be voted on my this body."

"Here, here!" chants the members of the Senate.

"Mr President!" cried the Senator from Texas.

"Yes Senator?" The President of Senate asked.

"Mr. President, you are aware that any legislation, including declarations of war require a 30 cooling off period?"
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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An act of war..sure. But last year global warming didn't exist and now all of a sudden they pass a bill that's not even available in full final form.
An act of war or devastating natural disaster, or impending natural disaster was what I was thinking of (Not global warming, but something like a volcano or tsunami in which funds needed to be released in a timely manner to affected ares.) at the time I voted. I think such a time requirement could be extremely harmful in those situations where time is of the essence.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Hey guys, not to be a ******* OP, but I specifically said that in case of a emergencies, a 3/4 vote (or even 2/3 if you prefer) could waive the minimum time requirements.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hey guys, not to be a ******* OP, but I specifically said that in case of a emergencies, a 3/4 vote (or even 2/3 if you prefer) could waive the minimum time requirements.
My bad missed that part. With that stipulation I think there should be a time requirement. The longer it takes to pass legislation, imho, the better.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:11 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I am just not into this control freak Obama mood. I believe in freedom and responsibility. We need less govenment, not more. And fewer rules, not more; but the few rules we have should be enforced.
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