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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Update on Democrats' Needed Vocabulary Lesson

Update: On Chris Matthews' MSNBC show Hardball, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) just called the stimulus bill "the most transparent piece of legislation in American history."

Update II: With David Schuster on MSNBC, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) called the stimulus bill "the most vetted bill in history," and 'the most transparent piece of legislation in history.'

My Thoughts

I feel like banging my head against the wall. Democrats must have missed the day in school where they learned the meaning of the words "vetting" and "transparent".
Lobbyists received copies of the stimulus bill before the House Republican leadership did, yesterday. In addition, we have Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Minority leader John Boehner (R-OH) saying that not one Congressman has read the bill in its entirety.
The Democrats also broke their promise to the American people to leave copies available online to be read by the people. They failed in that promise as well.
How can they give them a 1,073-page document to be read in 24 hours and expect them to be able to read it even if they wanted to? The bill actually grew since it went into conference.  The Democrats, which left Republicans out of the negotiations, could have sneaked anything in there and no one would have been the wiser.

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