Saturday, June 27, 2009
"I rise to express my strong concerns about the bill before us - a bill which no one has read. This morning members of Congress were told about the addition of 309 pages that were added to this bill early this morning. No one has read it. Why the rush? Why does Congress have to pass this bill today, before anyone can read it and understand what this new language is doing? When Congress did this with the stimulus bill earlier this year it was discovered after passage of that bill that it contained bonus payments for AIG employees. But this bill, affecting every segment of our economy, has much broader applications that we and the American people have a right to know what is in this bill, how it will affect the American people, and what impact it will have on our economy. Nobody knows that this morning. We do not even have a cost estimate on this latest version of the bill from The Congressional Budget Office (CBO). No one knows what it will cost. My rule is if you are not going to give members of Congress the time to read the bill, a cost estimate of the bill, and the ability to understand its impact on taxpayers and American businesses, I'm going to vote no."
I urge each and everyone of you to CALL your US Senators and DEMAND that they not pass this bill - period. NO bill should leave the House without being read in its entirety and understood by every voting member of that body! The same is true for the Senate. We have GOT to get control of our elected officials back. They are TRAMPLING all over us, and it seems we just keep saying "Wow, it's nice to be a welcome mat. Wipe your feet on me some more!" I'm tired of it. I hope you realize just what Congress has evolved into over the past 50 years. It's a monster that we now HAVE to face, or it will continue to eat us all alive!
Wake Up America!!!!!