Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stimulus & Secrets

I heard on the TV today that there may be a second stimulus soon. How can there be a second stimulus when the first one has not been fully spent. Only a small percentage of the original stimulus has been spent, the rest will be doled out in bits, with the bulk being spent sometime in 2011. Isn't it odd that so much money will be put into the economy just about the time that people are thinking about running for president. This money will be spent just in time for President Obama to become a hero and be reelected.

On another note, House Majority Steny Hoyer said that the health-care reform bill now pending in congress would garner very few votes if lawmakers actually had to read the entire bill before voting on it. He actually laughed when commenting on a pledge asking members of congress to read the entire bill before voting and making the full text of the bill available to the public for 72 hours before a vote.

I really don't think it's asking too much to read a bill before voting. After all, aren't you supposed to read a contract before you sign, why can't congress be expected to do the same. I don't think this pledge is funny, I think it's sad that it even has to be put forth.

Why the rush to push bills through congress without their reading them, or their being available for the public to read them. I thought this administration believed in transparency.

1 comment:

threecollie said...

Boy, do I ever agree with you!