Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Conyers - "What Good is Reading The Bill if it’s a Thousand Pages And You Don’t Have Two Days And Two Lawyers to Find Out What it Means"

John Conyers (D-Mich.) (chairman of the House Judiciary Committee); "During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democratic Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
" (http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/27/video-conyers-scoffs-at-doing-his-job).

What exactly is his job again? Here is a thought; take the two days, get the two lawyers and know what it is you are actually voting for BEFORE changing the laws in unforeseen ways. If you need more then two days and two lawyers, chances are the bill is to long and complicated so you should simplify it to make sure it says what you really want it to say. If that is do difficult, take the extra day and hire the extra lawyers.

Video embedded below.

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