The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Someone should have objected the usual waiving of the reading of the bill like Senator McConnell did for the climate bill back in June.
The delay could have given the people following the debate an idea how much crap was in the bill.
Okay, other than that, the beginning of the end was long ago. This is just another straw on the camel's back. A bigger straw than usual, sure. A bigger straw then the New Deal? Relatively speaking, I don't know.
I think Bill's comment wasn't exclusive to the $700Bn bailout bill.
Nobody read the Patriot Act, either - 342 pages.
Budget bills? You must be joking.
He's right. When Congress began voting on bills that were so long that most of the representatives didn't know what they were voting on (other than the pork they'd inserted for themselves), then democracy was effectively dead.
And that happened a long time ago.
Y'all ain't seen nuthin' yet. Wait 'til Congress votes on this.
Wanna bet they'll never pass the "Read The Bills Act", no matter how short it is?
I gotta see that.