July 30, 2009

A Debacle in Healthcare

Justin Katz

The Lenin-era cliché that Capitalists would sell Communists the rope with which to hang them comes to mind, only in this case, it involves voters allowing their representatives to get to the point of not even reading the legislation by which they're taking our freedoms away.

Such was the conversation last night, on the Matt Allen Show, during which I had the pleasure of checking in with Tony Cornetta, who was covering for Matt, who was covering for Dan Yorke. I mentioned, to Tony, a line in Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's recent Projo op-ed, in which he declares that he's "confident that with the landmark bill our committee has passed, we're on the right track." In light of the quip from Representative John Conyers (D-MI) that reading such legislation is temporally impossible (and therefore an unreasonable expectation), I've contacted the senator's office to inquire as to his own accomplishments with respect to the text of the bill. It would be discouraging to learn that his confidence in the legislation is based mainly on faith.

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"reading such legislation is temporally impossible"

So who is drafting the legislation that a majority of our Congress is rubberstamping? Leadership? Staff?

Whatever the answer, why don't we save ourselves a lot of money and aggravation by abolishing the rubberstampers and, along with them, the illusion that their presence accomplishes anything of substance?

Posted by: Monique at July 30, 2009 8:47 PM
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