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    Re: Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill

    What his comment means is that the American people are finally getting annoyed at Congress now that they're Messiah anesthesia is wearing off.

    Passing laws that nobody can read, that require a lawyer to interpret, and perhaps with luck a judge will agree to that, but laws that also threaten to nationalize the energy industry...with higher taxes, or the healthcare industry, with higher taxes, that are clearly intended to destroy the health care access most people already have....well, hell, why should Conyers read those bills? He's going to vote for them anyway, no matter how much damage they do.

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    Re: Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    It isn't two separate groups - one writing bloated bills and one voting on them. The members of congress are voting on bloated, unintelligible bills that they themselves wrote. It's the same problem that exists with earmarks - there is absolutely no incentive for congress to change its ways.
    I never claimed they were two separate groups,which is why I used the term "colleagues".
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Conyers Sees No Point in Members Reading 1,000-Page Health Care Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    Maybe he's criticizing the bill for being overly complex. Maybe he's saying it's pointless to read the bill when nobody can understand all the legal jargon in it. Just my impression.
    Then they should not vote for them.

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