July 23, 2010

'Nuff said.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) ridiculed on Thursday an effort pushed by Republicans to allow lawmakers more time to read legislation. Hoyer dismissed a proposal by House GOP Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and other Republicans to require 72 hours to read legislation before a final vote on it is scheduled. Boehner launched a ‘read the bill’ effort on Thursday to promote the GOP's proposed reform, which the minority leader has said would be a key reform he'd make should he become speaker of the House.

‘His hypothetical is so unreasonable ... that it doesn’t bear commenting on,’ Hoyer said, mocking Republicans' chances of taking back the House in this fall's elections, a development which would make Boehner speaker. ‘This is beating a drum that's not relevant,’ the second-ranking House Democrat said.

--The Hill


Anonymous said...

And some continue to wonder why I want to see these criminals hang.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Steny Hoyer should be one of the first to grace a lamppost on Pennsylvania Avenue.

curmudgeon said...

Not only read it but be required to take a quiz on it to prove they read it.

mts1 said...

I second the Curmudgeon, with an amendment that reps should pass a quiz on the Constitution and basic civics before they swear into their seats, in the first place.

Cappy said...

You gotta hand it to Mike Judge. I enjoyed the movie Idiocracy, but enjoy the reality of it a lot less.

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