Say, did you hear the one about the congressman who was asked to do his job? Talk about funny - this will crack you up!
Well, maybe it won’t. But Steny Hoyer thought it was hilarious.
Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, is the majority leader in the House of Representatives. At a news conference last week, he was talking about the healthcare overhaul being drafted on Capitol Hill, and a reporter asked whether he would support a pledge committing members of Congress to read the bill before voting on it, and to make the full text of the legislation available to the public online for 72 hours before the vote takes place.
That, reported CNSNews, gave Hoyer the giggles: The majority leader “found the idea of the pledge humorous, laughing as he responded to the question. ‘I’m laughing because . . . I don’t know how long this bill is going to be, but it’s going to be a very long bill,’ he said.’’
Much like the Porkulus abortion, the Healthcare Demolition Act will be a very, very long bill. No one, I repeat, no one had time to read the final version of The Porkulus Package before voting. Ditto for the Climate Change Travesty Act of 2009.
Yes, The Teleprompter Jesus has pledged that all legislation will be posted online for a full five days before he signs it. Yes, he has broken that promise at almost every opportunity.
Is there anyone out there who 1) doesn't work for government, or 2) who is not a mainstream media hack, or 3) can read without moving his lips - who has a good reason for continuing to support this den of thieves?
Here's the reason no one has time to read what they're voting for (or against) any longer:
At the last possible minute, Pork is shovled into legislation with draglines, backhoes, front-end loaders, and illegal immigrants with shovels. Our futures are in the hands of Chicago machine politicians who are larding out favors to their buddies as quickly as possible before the citizenry awakes. Since most of the citizenry have been promised that they won't have to pay for any of this mess, the citizenry is going to remain asleep for a long, long time.
I've noticed that a lot of my friends from work, the Tarrant LP, church, guitar pickin's, or elsewhere think that I'm a rabid anti-tax nut.
I'm in favor of everyone in the U.S. paying for all of this crap within 20 years.
I think everyone should have to write a check every month, with no witholding by employers.
Graduated scale. Streetpeople pay $1.00 per month. Bill Gates pays up to 50% of his income. Everyone else pays between 35 - 49% until we're out of debt.
If that were to happen, in the words of my friend Stephen Smith, the hardware stores would already be sold out of torches and pitchforks.
WAKE UP !
Picture of the Archie McPhee "Angry Mob Playset" came from here.