Inspired by Not Reading Is Fundamental, 06/27/09 by Ed Driscol
An ashamed Congress has debated the "Do The Right Thing" bill for a week, and it is expected to pass today. Senate approval should follow in short order.
A leading Congressman spoke anonymously to avoid "electoral difficulties":
None of us has read any of the bills this year before voting for them. Or, for that matter, after voting for them. Even the sponsors don't know the contents; this is left to the staff and lobbyists.
We certainly are ashamed. It is clear to all of us that we cannot go on this way. The average bill is now 1,500 pages, and the details of government have gotten out of hand.
'Do The Right Thing' will give us open, consistent, dynamic government. It grants President Michele Obama (now in her 3rd successful term in office) all principles and powers to consider all matters and then "Do the right thing". The Congress retains the important function of advising on the President's actions should she desire this.
The Congress is now free to do what it does best, arrange for hospital admissions and allocate liquor licenses.
A congressional colleague added:
We are being unfairly blamed for our YES votes. The opposition is just as bad for not reading or understanding the bill before voting NO. They are monuments to an ignorant opposition to anything new that they don't understand.
The Political Manual
The "Bible of Politics" has come to light. (smile)