Saturday, October 09, 2010

Congresses passes (and Obama vetoes) bill no one wanted

If you're looking for a perfect example of how dysfunctional the current Congress is, consider this story. A well-meaning bill to enhance interstate commerce was passed without debate, and almost unanimously. Only problem? It also would make fraudulent foreclosures MUCH easier, just at the moment we are learning many of the major banks ignored regulations.

Democrats were trying to figure out Thursday how they allowed a bill to pass that critics say would introduce more fraud into the system, a Pelosi staff member said. It was sponsored by Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala.), the first measure he sponsored that passed.

Even he was surprised that it passed, his spokesman said.
Might I be so bold as to suggest the current practice of congresspeople voting on bills without reading them might be the cause?
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement that his office heard no objections from inside or outside the Senate and even asked the Justice Department to review the language. His committee then approved the bill and it passed by unanimous consent after every Senate office was notified.
Yet another example of how our "professional politicians" are anything but acting professionally in this Congress.

1 comment:

Elvia Chalmers/Dickerson-Summiel said...

Indeed sad, hard working Americans struggling to keep their homes and the "Congress" passes a bill with something "tagged" on to hurt their constituents.

Many don't read and many are "deep" in some corporate pockets.

God lists "greed" among the list of sins He hates. It is so............ sad .... keep on praying. I refuse to give up until God says it's the end. If MY people ..... we still remain the best place to live on the planet, praying my grandchildren will be able to say the same.