I’ll Just Wait for the Books on Tape Edition…..

In what has to be one of the most asinine statements to come out of Congress in a long time, and by a long time I mean about 23 minutes ago, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) comments on the futility of actually reading the entire health care bill before voting on it. To quote the honorable chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, “What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

That’s right congressman, why have any clue what you are voting on, it’s not like you personally will have to suffer the consequences from enacting this monstrosity. We elect these people to represent us, understanding full well that they can only really appease a little over half the electorate in their districts, but this is ridiculous. The real question is why don’t you have at least two days and an army of lawyers to assist you, the entire congress, and the American tax payers that will have to foot the bill for this fiasco understand what all of the details mean?

This attitude that bills such as this and the previous Cap and Tax boondoggle are just too voluminous to review is what has the American people questioning if our leaders know what they are doing. It is this lack of critical review that allows stealth amendments to be added that would be rejected by the voting populace if they knew they existed, and allows for millions in additional cost for pork-barrel projects.

The Obama administration promised that they would be the most transparent administration. The only thing that has been transparent to date is the administration’s efforts to steam-roll through the House and Senate their radical, anti-American, anti-growth agenda.

I wish some representative would sneak in an amendment that would require all members of the house to be tossed out of office 30 days after signing the bill. Hey, it’s not like they are going to catch it in the fine print before they vote for it.

About The Mandarin

The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century. The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes. The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.