I have never been so disgusted with the leaders of Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi—so predictably—broke her word about posting her gargantuan version of Obamacare—already more than 2000 pages and growing—on the Internet for 72 hours so people could try to figure out what is in the darn thing. But no. That would be too democratic. From a Weekly Standard blog:
On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was “absolutely” committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:
TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it’s voted on at the very end?
PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.
But tonight, when asked if Speaker Pelosi will leave the bill online for 72 hours after we see what’s in the rule, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly replied in an email: “No; [the] pledge was to have manager’s amendment online for 72 hours, and we will do that.”
Apparently Pelosi’s agreement to leave the “final” bill online “at the very end” of the process wasn’t such a straightforward pledge.
We have entered a new era when the intent of our leaders is to hide what they are doing from us. Such imperious tactics risk tearing this country apart.