Any Senator voting on any bill that is too big for anyone to comprehend, or grasp, or even read ought to resign and allow a better American that truly understands the role of Congress to serve. Jeff Goldstein has the Hoeven-Corker amendment, which is, 1,200,pages long.It is supposed to “fix” our broken immigration system. Who wants to bet this massive bill will lead to more spending, even worse border security, more government waste, and fraud, and is loaded with language that is so vague no human being can understand it? Who wants to bet that this bill will, in fact make the problem it is supposed to fix worse?
Behold, the Hoeven-Corker amendment, up for vote Monday, coming in at 1,200 pages The Hoeven-Corker amendment to the Gang of Eight bill is essentially a new bill. It is almost 1,200 pages long. Some parts of it are identical to some of the provisions of the original Gang of Eight bill, some parts are very different, and some parts are slightly different in ways that could prove very important but difficult to understand in a hurry. But it has to be understood in a hurry. Given the length and complexity of this proposal, I think it is fair to say that not more than a handful of the senators voting on it on Monday—which is apparently when the vote is scheduled—will really understand it in any detail. There is almost no way any of the senators voting on it could have read it all, and it’s unlikely even their staff members could do so in a thorough and responsible way in that time. Only the people who wrote it will know what it says, and I imagine it was written in parts by numerous people from several Senate offices. That means there is probably no one who really knows what it says. It also seems likely that, if the amendment is adopted on Monday, the vote on the final bill would come too soon thereafter to allow CBO to re-score the much-amended bill, and so to offer some sense of how things have changed in terms of costs, economic effects, future immigration flows (legal and illegal) and other key issues. Is this any way to make such an important set of decisions about the country’s future?
The worst part is that too many Americans have not yet grasped that there are very few of our “leaders: That obeys our even cares about the one thing they should place above all else-our Constitution! Goldstein has it right. Our leaders are NOTHING like our Founders! They write and pass bills that they do not even read, and our president has no better respect for our founding principles than Congress does. Even worse, anyone who stands up and defends the Constitution is attacked by Liberals, and many Republican leaders as a “wacko bird”
Why let something so trivial as Liberty or The Constitution stand in the way of Won’s wish list?
President Obama on Tuesday will lay out his long-awaited plan for second-term, executive-level actions to combat climate change.His speech is expected to include a pledge to curb carbon emissions from existing power plants, a top priority for environmentalists, according to a person briefed on the remarks and a Washington Post story Saturday.
His top climate adviser said last Wednesday that the plan would address energy efficiency, expanding clean energy on public lands, and using various “tools” – including the Clean Air Act – to address climate.
Climate advocates have long pressed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin writing rules to curb emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of power plants, in addition to rules floated in draft form last year that apply to new plants.
Mendacious Leftists accuse conservatives of wanting to turn back the clock to what they perceive is the repressive 1950′s.
But the Left-luddites want to go back to pre-industrial times.
Obama, in his short remarks released Saturday announcing the speech, called addressing climate a “serious challenge” but added it’s “one uniquely suited to America’s strengths.”He said the country would need scientists to design new fuels and farmers to grow them.
“We’ll need engineers to devise new sources of energy, and businesses to make and sell them,” Obama said.
This is science?