John Boehner has made a lot of promises over the years about the type of Congress he would lead as Speaker. As is often the case in Washington, it seems that his actions aren’t lining up with his rhetoric. And so, here we are faced with a major budget vote and yet members of Congress are only being given 36 hours to read it, understand it and vote on this important legislation.
Is it the right move? Many are skeptical. Perhaps with time it could be shown to be the right direction. Or perhaps a better plan could be made. Unfortunately, in a Pelosi-esque maneuver, John Boehner has abandoned his promise to allow at least 72 hours between the time a bill is made available and when it is to be voted upon.
Speaker Boehner, I’m happy to support any bill that is worthy of the mission of conservatism which you claim to champion. Your rush to a vote without transparency or enough time for due diligence by your colleagues has left me and others wondering why you seem so determined to ram this through.
Let’s make government smaller, Mr. Speaker. Let’s work together. Let’s not emulate the very tactics that we deplored these last several years.