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?

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