Have you been watching the news?
Our government passed the economic stimulus bill on Friday. We were told how urgent it was to get it done as soon as possible . It was so urgent in fact that one of the senators who was attending his mother's funeral was flown back as soon as the funeral was over so he could vote!
Was part of the urgency the fact that Nancy Pelosi and 7 other democrats had a flight to Italy that night?
And if it was so urgent why is President Obama waiting until today to sign it ? And why is he signing it in Denver? Don't bills get signed in Washington?
What kind of representation do we have when NOBODY reads the entire bill.
THEY VOTED ON A BILL WHICH NO ONE HAD READ IN IT'S ENTIRETY!!!
How could they read? They received it at 11:00 PM to vote on the next day and it was over 1100 pages. Also, they received it in hard copy. Normally they can read it on their computers and can search keywords so if they don't read the entire thing they at least have a chance to check on key issues. They couldn't do that with this bill.
And one more thing, not one republican got to sit on the committee that drafted the bill! So much for bipartisanship.
Whatever happened to Obama's promise that they were going to take a look at everything "line by line" and that his administration was going to be open and above board about everything???
If I have offended you today with my tirade I'm not apologizing. I am outraged at how this administration is choosing to spend our money.
Speaking of money. We received a stimulus rebate check from the government already. At least we taxpayers are getting something out of this. Here's the check I received. I guess the only thing we are getting is the shaft.
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now. Thanks for listening! If you want to read the bill for yourself, you can find it here .