How Can You Vote For Something That You Have Not Read?

@gewcew23 (8010)
United States
June 29, 2009 9:19pm CST
Both the American Recovery and Reinvestment act and now the Cap and Trade bill that just passed were voted on without anyone reading one page. At lest the stimulus bill was written, the cap and trade bill had not even been written in full. Would you sign a contract without reading the content? Well then should any bill make it through Congress without anyone reading it's content?
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Jun 09
For the same reason T.A.R.P. was slammed through with out reading it under a threat of martial law, so they can pass unconstitutional and damaging legislation before anyone realizes it's unconstitutional and damaging. This can of course be easily remedied by writing legislation that isn't thousands of pages long.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Xfahctor you are a smart individual maybe the smartest guitar payer here on Mylot. I have a question could you read Atlas Shrugged in one day? Well if you cannot how could some dumb sacks of garbage read the bill in one day?
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Jun 09
yeh, I read "war and piece" too since I made my last post in this thread, did it while changing my avitar, also read the omnibus bill durring the performance the pic was taken durring, had it on the ground next to the set list.
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@debrakcarey (19921)
• United States
5 Aug 09
There doing similar with this healthcare bill. I think you're are correct xfahctor...rush rush rush before someone comes along and says HALT! STOP! or...hey Mr. President, we're sorry...but you're not qualified to lead.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Any bill should be written first, read, and then discussed before voting on it. You have to wonder why the democrats are in such a hurry to run these bills through. And what about Obama saying we would be able to read them before they were voted on? I would be suspicious of any bill they didn't want me to read first and therefore wouldn't vote for it.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Well you got to wonder if they were trying to get out of Washington before the pitchforks came to town.
@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
30 Jun 09
What has been written was read. Stipulations for future adjustments are not uncommon as it is the President's administration that has to see to day to day enforcement of Congessional Law. There are hundreds of aides pouring over every word of every Bill that their Representative will vote on so to claim it was "unread" is misleading. Furthermore, there would be no point to hammer out every tiny detail when the House version and the Senate version have to be identical before passing a Bill to the President. A Bill will pass each house in an abbreviated from a couple times sometimes before they finally get to a version they think they can both pass. The House probably assumed it was too early to pass a finished version to the Senate for vote so they passed a "mostly complete" version to get the conversation between houses started. Complaining about this is just a whiney way of saying you don't like the Bill and THAT is what we should be discussing!
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Heathcliff I am worried about your health. Are you vaccinated for annal poisoning?
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
1 Jul 09
That is crazy. No wander the United States is such a mess and all of the laws are so corrupted. They are not reading the fine print of things to make sure that is actually what we need to benefit from it.