Sign This, Read It Later

July 7, 2009

From The Minority Report: “… “Could Congress write a bill so voluminous that Congress itself couldn’t read it?” The answer to this is, sadly, “yes.” More alarming is that under President Obama, this sort of unreadable legislation is becoming the norm. First there was the stimulus bill, which was passed because the president and the Democrats in Congress assured us that we were in an unprecedented economic crisis, and something had to be done immediately. The details were unimportant, they assured us, as they rushed the legislation through without giving Republicans or many Democrats time to read it. Immediate, drastic measures were needed, they insisted, rather than thoughtful consideration. Like the man in the leaky boat who drills a hole in the bottom to let the water out, they told us any action was better than nothing. …”
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