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Friday, December 11, 2009

What a way to run the Senate

And we're supposed to trust these guys with 1/7 our economy and our nation's health care? What a prize Harry Reid is...for his political opponents.
Responding to a complaint by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that Republicans haven't been told what's in the new bill, Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, responded that he's in the same position.

"I would say to the senator from Arizona that I'm in the dark almost as much as he is. And I'm in the leadership," Durbin said on the Senate floor.

Majority Leader Harry Reid has submitted the bill to the CBO from scoring, but Durbin said no one involved in the compromise will spill the beans until the score is released.

"We had a caucus after this was submitted to the Congressional Budget Office where Sen. Reid and other senators who were involved in it basically stood up and said, 'We're sorry we can't tell you in detail what was involved here, but you will learn. Everyone will learn."

The reasoning behind the secrecy, Durbin said, is that "we want to baiscally see whether or not it works" before details become public.
What a grand compromise! No one knows what's in it and they don't know "whether or not it works." That gives you confidence, doesn't it?


Pat Patterson said...

And this time the CBO better get those numbers right, or else!

joated said...

Doesn't matter, they'll want to vote on it anyway.

All this time and effort and they feel they have to pass something.

tfhr said...


They're passing something. I don't know if it is lit on one end and travels in a circle or just an expression of methane, but it won't be a "solution" for a faux crisis crafted to entice idiots with a feel good campaign promise created from whole cloth .

Bachbone said...

joated is correct. Besides, even Rep. Conyers is on video saying there is no use reading bills, because Congress doesn't understand them (the bills) and needs lawyers to tell them (Congress) what they mean. It's way past time we send people to Washington who refuse to vote on anything they don't fully understand.

Towering Barbarian said...

So Durbin's in the dark and he's still going to vote in favor of it anyway? o_O

Interesting how the instincts of a Chicago Machine Dummycrat never really change! :P