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As C-SPAN Begs to Televise HCR Negotiations, Pelosi & Reid Plan Secrecy
C-SPAN has sent a letter to the Dishonorable Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid begging asking them to allow C-SPAN to broadcast the reconciliation negotiations between the House and Senate versions of the Health Care Reform bills. [Download the PDF letter here.]
Despite the chorus of calls to let the public in on the negotiations over a law that will, ultimately, affect every man, woman and child, as well as the born and aborted, Washington’s rulers are still committed to hiding under a veil of secrecy.
As US News’ Peter Roff reports:
Despite their claims to the contrary, the way that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have handled the healthcare bill has been anything but transparent. And, if the left-wing blogosphere is to be believed, the two congressional leaders intend to keep the deliberations secret as they try to merge the House and Senate versions of the legislation into something that will pass both chambers.
The Talking Points Memo website reported Monday that Democrats in both the House and Senate are saying the process will likely follow the path of the House taking up the Senate-passed legislation, amending it and sending it back to the Senate, which will have to pass it again. “This process cuts out the Republicans,” a House Democratic aide told TPM, indicating the congressional majority intended to make sure the Republican minority would “not have a motion to recommit opportunity.”
Government for the people? Not anymore. Washington politicians have no intention of helping this country stay free. Their sole intent is to rule the masses.