By Wyatt Earp | July 9, 2009
D’oh! In a rare moment of honesty, Democrat Representative Steny Hoyer (D – MD) states that no one would vote for Obama’s health care bill if they actually read it.
Luckily, most members of Congress don’t bother to read bills before they vote for them, anyway. (See also: Cap and Trade.)
The modern definition of gaffe is “the accidental act of a politician telling the truth.” Steny Hoyer gives us a demonstration in his assessment of the health-care reform bill his party is pushing in both chambers of Congress. The bill will get plenty of support as long as no one actually bothers to learn what it does:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that the health-care reform bill now pending in Congress would garner very few votes if lawmakers actually had to read the entire bill before voting on it.
“If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes,” Hoyer told CNSNews.com at his regular weekly news conference.
If they are not reading these bills, why the frak are we re-electing these tools? Since my head exploded while reading the first part of this article, Ed Morrissey summarizes this nonsense quite succinctly:
A good rule of thumb: if a Representative or a Senator can’t be expected to read it, it shouldn’t pass into law. Apply this standard, and watch how that stops the growth of government and the stupidities of the law. (H/T – Hot Air)
Amen to that. If the Founders could see the shenanigans that their blood, sweat, and tears had wrought, they would probably have ditched the entire idea and apologized to King George III.