Thursday, April 8, 2010

Read the Bill or Americans will pay for it!

"Let me get this straight. We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but whose members exempt themselves from it, signed by a president who also hasn't read it (and who smokes), with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What possibly could go wrong?"
-email to Ross Mackenzie, published in his November 5, 2009 column

Even though it's too late concerning the "health care" bill, it should serve as a sobering reason why all who vote for any bill must be required to read the bill, educate themselves about it or be thrown out of office, unworthy to occupy the position.

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
-- Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of England

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