Friday, November 06, 2009

Pelosi reneges on 72-hour Pledge... again

When Barack Obama campaigned, a major portion of his "change in Washington" rhetoric centered around the posting of Bills online prior to passage, to give Congress and citizens time to read and analyze it before a vote. It was a GREAT idea that was long overdue, especially in the Age of the Internet where distribution costs are nil. Speaker Pelosi went along with the idea, but has consistently gone back on it. Now, she has broken an EXPLICIT pledge to post the Health Care Bill for 24 hours before the vote.

Let me be the first to say it. If there is a "Contract With America" document created for the 2012 election - a list of promises that Republican candidates will sign onto so voters KNOW what they are getting - number 1 on the list should be to make it LAW for bills to be posted for 24 to 72 hours before a vote (exceptions to be made for emergency measures like disaster relief and declaring war). It is sad that one of the few ideas I could support the president on has proven to be the same idea that has been cast aside most often.

1 comment:

quizwedge said...

Wish the people of my state would stop voting her into office.