EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Watch the Senate for Democrat Hypocrisy at 11am
I almost missed this. It happens around 11am.
The Senate is going to vote on an amendment from Senator Tom Coburn. From an email friend:
The amendment would require the Senate to be honest about its ridiculous spending and post the full cost of all PAYGO violations online for taxpayers to see.
The Democrats have drafted a side-by-side amendment, to be voted on tomorrow as well. This vote is meant to give cover for members to vote against the Coburn amendment, and still be for “transparency.” Their amendment would simply require the Secretary of the Senate to post links on its website to the CBO cost estimates and other budgetary documents for legislation passed by the Senate. This amendment does not require a tally of total spending passed by the Senate exempted from PAYGO, and provides taxpayers with no new information not already available online. The only reason to oppose the Coburn amendment is to hide the truth about Congress’ inability to stop its out of control spending and keep its word to live under PAYGO.
UPDATE: It gets better. The Democrats are going to put up a vote after the Coburn amendment to waive PAYGO — a law they passed only four weeks ago.