Once again the Democrats in Congress are trying to push through a hugely expensive and controversial bill that nobody — literally nobody — has read.
In February, as Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration were twisting arms to gather the votes they needed for the $800 zillion porkulus bill, I wrote this:
When listening to President Obama’s dire predictions of “catastrophe” if a stimulus bill is not passed now now now now now, is anyone else reminded of the global warming debate?
Now that comparison has come full circle, as the House yesterday passed a bill that not only had not been read by anybody — it hadn’t even been collated after 300 pages of amendments were added at 3:09 a.m.
In both episodes, House Minority Leader John Boehner stood in the well of the House and denounced the rush and the process. Take 36 seconds to watch the clip from the porkulus fight:
And here’s 1:26 of Boehner v. Waxman yesterday on the climate-change bill:
And for old time’s sake, here’s candidate Obama promising greater transparency in government:
Here’s hoping the Senate takes a closer look at cap-and-trade.