Wednesday, July 08, 2009
It's Even Worse When It's The Majority LeaderIt is not a very good thing when a Congressman laughs at the notion that Congressmen should read the text of legislation before voting on it.
CNSNews.com's Monica Gabriel and Marie Magleby report today that Majority Leader Steny Hoyer actually laughed when asked by CNSNews.com if Members of Congress should read a government health care "reform" bill before voting on it.
"If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn't read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes," Hoyer told CNSNews.com.
If the bill is so unimportant it's not worth the trouble to read (by people who are paid well to read it, no less!), maybe we should just do without.
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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:31 AM