Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where's The Transparency?

When our fearless leader was running for President last year, he made a promise that most of America hoped that he would keep. He swore to run, "the most open and transparent government in history". Now that the public-option is in trouble, the debate has become as transparent as .... hmmm .... a large cherry wood door.

Previously, we have had the back-room deals struck with the hospitals, big pharmaceuticals, the AMA and AARP. But now we can't seem to get any information about what is going on while the various bills are being hammered out in the House and Senate.

Anyone else think that the next time we see these bills will be one or two days before they vote on them?

I envision a 2500 page bill being introduced to the Senate as a fait-accomplis. No one will have time to read it before voting, and the public won't get a chance to even look at it.

Possibly enough Senators will block the vote till everyone has enough time to read and debate it (no chance to get enough Representatives in the House to act sane). Is it too much to ask our Congress to at least read an important Bill before voting on it?

Hopefully I'm wrong and our elected officials will do the right thing. But I'm afraid this will just be an example of "Business As Usual" on the Beltway.

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tapline said...

Paul, You are so right! They won't read it and they will vote it in....too much collusion, what can one expect? I have lost all faith in our elected representatives. Stay well my friend....

WomanHonorThyself said...

youre not wrong bro and the leaders are as corrupt as they come..arg!