Tuesday, December 20, 2005

House Republicans Enact "Martial Law" to Force Budget Vote

When will enough be enough? How much abuse are we willing to take? The House Republicans enacted "martial law" over the weekend in order to get their bloodthirsty new budget passed; what this does is essentially circumvent requirements that a minimum of 24 hours pass between the introduction of a bill and the final vote on that bill, giving representatives time to actually read what they're voting on. The Republicans were thus able to force a vote on a budget hundreds of pages long without giving anyone (namely Democrats) time to read it. It's worth noting that the bill passed even though every single Democrat in the House voted against it.

I found this story over at TPMCafe, a site which is well worth your time.


At 4:24 PM, Blogger Melantrys said...

Totally off-topic, but as this is the most recent post...

... a slightly belated Merry christmas to you and your daughter!!!


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