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The Obama transparency pledge was transparent.

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 13, 2009

Bi-partisanship was a lie and so was the transparency pledge.  Nothing new here.   Politics as usual with one added ingredient – the Liberal Dems (is there any other anymore?) have the votes to push through their leftist agenda.  As Rush says, “Ignorance is the most expensive commodity.”  The typical Obama voter is very good example of that.

The representatives all agreed there would be 48 hours of online access to the bill before the vote.  9 hours was what was granted.

Read the story at Human Events

“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.”

Meanwhile, at an earlier presser Thursday, Pelosi — while talking about legislation regarding school construction funds — said it was vital to see the language of a bill before making decisions. ReadtheStimulus.org had the following quote:

“With all of this you have to see the language. You said this — I said that — I understood it to be this way — you know, we wanted to see it in writing and when we did that then we were able to go forward.”

“Around here language means a lot. Words weigh a ton and one person’s understanding of a spoken description might vary from another’s. We wanted to see it. And not only just I had to see it, I had to show it to my colleagues and my caucus. We wanted to take all the time that was necessary to make sure it was right.”

Congressional members are also exchanging barbs via the popular social network Twitter. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) twittered, “Don’t know when we’re going to vote. Will the no votes delay vote just because they can? Speed is important. They know that.”

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) twittered back, “Those in favor of speed over commonsense may just be afraid of letting the People know what they are ramming through.”

UPDATE: The Democrats finally made the bill’s language available around 11 p.m. Thursday, approximately 10 hours before members meet Friday to consider the bill and 38 hours short of the time promised Americans to review the bill.

Please, Republican Reps. and Senators, a “no” vote is NOT ENOUGH!  Stand in front of every TV camera, get rowdy, make a statement that America will hear with or without the MSM.  This is bigger than your office.  This is a time for a fight!  We’re behind you on this!

 

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