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rob19
07-03-2012, 05:50 PM
After blasting the Senate last week for passing a 600-page bill no one had time to read, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced legislation that would force the Senate to give its members one day to read bills for every 20 pages they contain."For goodness sakes, this is a 600-page bill. I got it this morning," Paul said Friday, just before the Senate approved a massive bill extending highway funding, federal flood insurance and low student loans rates.

"Not one member of the Senate will read this bill before we vote on it," he added.


What a novel concept.

Tetragrammaton
07-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Rand Paul continues to prove himself to be among the worst Senators in the country.

Valandui
07-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Rand Paul continues to prove himself to be among the worst Senators in the country.For trying to make it harder to sneak **** in?

LANGER72
07-03-2012, 07:15 PM
I agree with Rand Paul. The problem is most of them probably cannot read.
In addition to reading them, they should be required to work 48 weeks a year, 40 hours a week.

Gonzo
07-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Rand Paul continues to prove himself to be among the worst Senators in the country.

Senators/Shysters that write these 600 page bills share that opinion.

rob19
07-03-2012, 07:46 PM
forgot the link

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/235877-sen-paul-looks-to-force-senate-to-read-bills-it-passes

Vaark
07-03-2012, 07:55 PM
I see nothing wrong with our lawmakers familiarizing themselves with every stipulation, obtuse angle, rudiment and likely folded-in boondoggle of every bill prior to signing it. You know if any of these bozos were signing a detailed real estate, divorce or whatever contract or agreement, they would be going over it with a fine tooth comb instead of rubber stamping it.

But then again, relatedly I also endorse the proposal of one of the greatest men alive, Warren Buffet on how to reduce the suffocating deficit that most of them merely pay lip service to:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election."

rob19
07-03-2012, 08:06 PM
Is that your Quaker Vaark?

LANGER72
07-03-2012, 10:08 PM
I see nothing wrong with our lawmakers familiarizing themselves with every stipulation, obtuse angle, rudiment and likely folded-in boondoggle of every bill prior to signing it. You know if any of these bozos were signing a detailed real estate, divorce or whatever contract or agreement, they would be going over it with a fine tooth comb instead of rubber stamping it.

But then again, relatedly I also endorse the proposal of one of the greatest men alive, Warren Buffet on how to reduce the suffocating deficit that most of them merely pay lip service to:

If they are forced to read it, I am sure that the language will be changed to make it easier to read. The way some of these bills are worded...tucking in the pork..and new taxes..it gives them plausible deny ability when they rubber stamp it..

phins_4_ever
07-03-2012, 10:48 PM
I am still waiting for Mr Paul to reject his government funded health insurance (among other government funded perks).

It sounds quite noble to stand up and say 'hey, everybody read the bills'. But he knows that something like this will never pass so it is a hyperbolic action to appease his cheerleaders.

How about Mr Paul Jr steps up to the plate and forgoes all government funded benefits. He is against them after all. You know...socialism and all.

Vaark
07-03-2012, 10:57 PM
Is that your Quaker Vaark?

Heh, I can see Rob where you might infer some symbolism, especially politically, from that. However, if you've been on FH for awhile, it's not a secret that I actually have more empathy for at risk children and abused and endearing animals than I do for most people. I'm drawn to animal stories, have posted some of exceptional examples of devotion and heroism... and this kumbaya picture of 2 buddies in Australia just struck my fancy. Nothing to read into it other than another sig that indulges me inserted during slow time :idk:

rob19
07-04-2012, 12:52 AM
Heh, I can see Rob where you might infer some symbolism, especially politically, from that. However, if you've been on FH for awhile, it's not a secret that I actually have more empathy for at risk children and abused and endearing animals than I do for most people. I'm drawn to animal stories, have posted some of exceptional examples of devotion and heroism... and this kumbaya picture of 2 buddies in Australia just struck my fancy. Nothing to read into it other than another sig that indulges me inserted during slow time :idk:


I only ask because my brother has owned a couple Quakers so I'm fond of the breed, very spunky little parrots.

Dolphins9954
07-04-2012, 02:09 AM
Make them read it then take a test on it afterwards.

BassFin
07-04-2012, 08:19 AM
In addition to reading them, they should be required to work 48 weeks a year, 40 hours a week.

Really? I prefer they do like they did back in the day and actually only meet a few times a year. I think it was better when they had real jobs and had to go back to their lives amongst the people they represented. Now they are out of touch with their constituents and just sit around coming up with ways to spend our money and take our freedoms while padding their pockets.

I love how it went from being the most transparent administration in history to "we have to pass it to find out what's in it." What a joke our system has become.