Rep John Conyers of Michigan, gives us a glimpse into one very large reason behind the passage of things like the stimulus bill, Cap & Trade, and now healthcare ‘reform’, which has so far made it through two congressional committees.
Last Friday, while addressing the National Press Club last week, Rep Conyers said the following:
I love these members that get up and say, “Read the bill!” What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you’ve read the bill?
Here’s the video:
Here’s a guy whose very job is to help make and pass – quite literally – the laws of the land, and he can’t be bothered to read the bills that cross his desk.
The question then becomes: If it’s not worth reading, how can it possibly be worth voting on?
Where’s the major media on this?
Heritage.org: How a Bill Becomes Law: Chicago Style
You might think that passing a bill through Congress is a really difficult and honorable task that involves late night debates, hours spent analyzing proposals and reading legislation, policy wonks splitting hairs over detailed issues and a healthy dose of respectful opposition and transparency. Oh boy, would you be wrong. In this Congress, itâ€™s rahm rahm rahm, Chicago-style. more…..
Naplesnews.com: Brent Batten: Congress may not read it but you can
U.S. Rep. John Conyers admits on tape what most of us already knew _ members of Congress donâ€™t see much value in reading what theyâ€™re voting on….Unlike you and me, Conyers, as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has a staff of lawyers at his disposal to help him understand bills and if he doesnâ€™t have two days, itâ€™s only because somethingâ€™s being rushed through. Not to mention, itâ€™s his job to read the bill. more…..