One of the promises made by Obama and the Democrats during the campaign this year, was that they would allow the public five days to read over bills before passing them. Well, they’ve already gone back on that. Apparently this “stimulus” (read: spending) bill they are attempting to pass now is “too important” to read. The version of the bill to be voted on today was not completed until 6:00 pm yesterday. In order for our representatives and senators to read through the bill in its entirety between then and 9:00 am this morning they would have to read at 640 words per minute non stop, starting at 6:00 pm yesterday. Not only are they going back on their word to allow us five days to read a bill, they aren’t even giving themselves enough time to read the bill.
It is an injustice to the American people for them to vote on and pass this bill without reading it. Without going into the details of the bill, this is nothing but a pork spending bill filled with pet projects and vote buying. The bill would put the country into debt that will still be around decades from now, and they won’t even have time to read it before they vote on it. Write or call your representatives and Senators today and let them know that you do not want them to go through with this just so Nancy Pelosi can make her flight to Rome on time.