Here we go again

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Comments

Here is the end of John Boehner's comments in the House prior to the vote on "crap and tax." He is absolutely right when he says the American people expect and deserve better than to have our so-called representatives vote on a bill that they haven't read (how could they? it was 1,200 pages plus a 300 page amendment filed at 3am the morning of the vote), that hasn't even been completely written (placeholders?!), against the will of millions who melted the phone lines to express their disapproval of this. They knew full well that this bill is against the will of the people, that's why they chose to vote on it on a Friday evening, just a few days before a holiday weekend. It's why the Democrats spent the day making deals for who would be "allowed" to vote against it as long as they could still pass it. They know this will be a make-or-break issue when the next election comes around, and it's not that far off.

I'm glad to see someone stand up for what's right. I hope to see more of that. I for one, am sick and tired of Congress and this administration blatantly ignoring us and treating us like we're utterly stupid. The TARP bill that no one seems able to track and that is quickly becoming a federal slush fund to bail out whoever they want, the stimulus bill that no one read (and that hasn't done a thing to stem the tide of rising unemployment), the omnibus bill with 8000 earmarks, takeovers of the banking and auto industry, now this, and coming soon, government-rationed healthcare for everyone. They lie to us on a regular basis and think it doesn't matter, and the MSM doesn't call them on it.

It's exhausting, but we can't give up. If we do, the progressives on both sides of the aisle win and American exceptionalism, American liberty as we have always known it, will no longer exist or will be much more restricted for the next generation. The next election can't come soon enough, but in the meantime, we need to keep standing up and trying to wake up as many Americans as we possibly can.

As for crap & tax, this is not a done deal. As I understand it, there are still a few days for representatives to change their vote. And it still has to get through the Senate, which will be more of a challenge.

Question - if lawmakers can't be bothered to actually read the bills before passing them, then perhaps we ought to be exempt from following whatever laws are in the bills. After all, if they haven't read it they don't know for sure what's in there so how would they know if we're following it or not? Just saying.

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