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Democrats break 48 hours legislation transparency promise – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on February 13, 2009

UPDATE – Remember this lie?

The Democrats promised more ethical and transparent government. They promised to post all legislation on the internet for 48 hours before final passage to ensure that all members and the public could read the bills before theya re voted on. The porkulus package is HR1, thats right the first bill of the session and the Democrats have broken that promise already.

Via Human Events:

In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m.Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was unsure how many Democrats would vote with Republicans again on this bill but that he thought Republicans “may get a few” Democrats to side with them. The fact that the Demos have now broken their promise to have the public able to see the bill for 48 hours may drive more Dems into the Republican camp.

“[I] don’t know, ‘cause they haven’t seen the bill either,” Boehner said.

“The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress — Republicans and Democrats — voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their word.”

Actually — as of 5:15 pm, the Democrats had broken their word. The stimulus bill — which we still haven’t seen — will be released late tonight and will be brought up on the House floor at 9 am tomorrow.

The following statement was released by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at 4:57 p.m.:

“The House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and is expected to proceed directly to consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment conference report. The conference report text will be filed this evening, giving members enough time to review the conference report before voting on it tomorrow afternoon.”

4 Responses to “Democrats break 48 hours legislation transparency promise – UPDATED!”

  1. Angelo said

    Sometimes I think people just aren’t ready to accept that they get a kick out of being lied to, and in fact, are addicted to it.

  2. Aldrich said

    I seriously wonder if the American public are still buying into Obama’s Gospel of post-partisanship.

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