We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Do you think he was familiar with the Stimulus package or with Cap and Trade?
He is simply being as well-informed as our average Congressman.
The committees write the bills, perhaps farming them out to special interest groups, and then everyone else raises their hands.
While I can understand why one would not want to bother reading a 1000 page bill(s), the willingness of our legislators and POTUS to speak in support of said bill(s), and to vote for said bill(s) is testimony to the corruption of our system of government.
Throw the rascals out!
There must be some huge cash cow the obamas'/dems are after with this health bill......they have done nothing but raid our government, country, and people since they took power. By the way, has ANYTHING that obama done, been successful?
At the end of the day, it's the fault of the citizens. Congress was quite clear they were voting on a bill they hadn't read. They trumpeted it as if it were a virtue. There should have been riots in the street, but nothing significant happened. Most people don't care anymore. They don't pay enough attention, or they don't want to put forth the effort to fight it, or they are simply satisfied to let the government make their decisions for them. No one with credibility is organizing and rallying an opposition.
I get a kick (a sick one, I admit) out of the dems saying nobody ever reads the bills they vote on. They claimed that about their vote to attack Iraq, after the fact. But now they flaunt the "nobody every reads the bill" garbage. I'm a mother, I never accepted the everyone else is doing it excuse and I will not accept the nobody ever reads the bill (that will severely impact my life) claims.