Tom Clancy, with his well-explained and sometimes over-simplified novels, could never have dreamed of writing a novel this long. I wouldn’t want to read a novel this long, let alone a bill. But somehow for some members of Congress, it’s not enough.
It’s no wonder that some members of Congress don’t have the time to read the bill, and wind up casting a vote due to a lack of knowledge. It was John Conyers (D-Mich) who told Michael Moore that lawmakers “don’t read most of the bills.”
I think that Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb) said it best when he said, “It’s one thing to read, it’s another thing to understand it when it is written in legalese.” Republican aides said that a print-out of the bill weighs nineteen pounds and stands nine inches tall.
I don’t know, this just boggles my mind for a bill this big and get pushed through Congress and most of the members not read it is just ridiculous. We should demand better from the government of which we hired. What say you?
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