Senators Got 154-Page 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It
The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.
Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 â€“ a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.
The bill is 154-pages and includes several provisions that are unrelated to the fiscal cliff, including repealing a section of ObamaCare, extending the wind-energy tax credit, and a rum tax subsidy deal for Puerto Rican rum makers....
For you who think I give a blanket endorsement of everything the Mr. Moyers does or say -- I don't I'm including this interesting transcript of really an interesting and good part of what was for the rest of show, a very bad one, but this interview did deal with a bad part of the fiscal cliff deal. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch on Amgenâ€™s Sweet Senate Deal (Transcript) This is definitely a worthwhile read.
Nothing like knowing what your voting for before you vote, this is just politics as usual, stopping bad provisions from being stripped or good amendments being added, the dems have not changed their devious tactics. To quote Nancy Pelosi, we have to vote on it so you will know what is in the bill.