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Monday, July 27, 2009

John Conyers is an ass.

John Conyers actually has the nerve to say there is no reason for our legislators to read the bills put before them. Since the health care bill would take two days and two lawyers to understand, they shouldn't bother.

Patronizing is one of the nicer terms I can think of. I mean, us poor stupid voters, how can we think that our representatives ought to know what they're doing when they vote on something?

Here is the news item, with a video clip :http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51610&print=on

Edited on Friday, July 31st to add:
I've been told that what he was saying was that there was no point in reading the current version of the bill because it was that long and complex and was going to be changed in committee anyway.

However.... it will probably be easier to understand the changes if one understands what was there to be changed, and if they had come up with a bill out of committee on Wednesday, I'd be willing to bet that they'd still expect the House to vote on it by today, even if the members hadn't had the two days and two lawyers to help them out.

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