“What, Didn’t You Read the Memo?”
Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano are not just ignorant of the contents of the Arizona immigration law, but apparently have not looked at a White House position outlined under George Bush in 2005 (and not redacted by the Obama administration, BTW) The memo concludes that (1) States have inherent power, subject to federal preemption, to make arrests for violations of federal law. (2) Because it | Read More »
Sunlight and Simplicity!
Much of the anger generated by ObamaCare was a result of the Democrats’ cowardly attempts to sneak it past the voters. The legislation was unnecessarily complex and unnecessarily lengthy. Bad ideas were buried in intentionally mysterious language. Key votes were held at night, on weekends and on Christmas Eve. Unless Congress is dealing with some national security crisis or natural disaster, is there any excuse for voting at odd | Read More »
Pelosi & Hoyer Say Final Health Care Bill To Be Online For 72 Hours
Crossposted from the Sunlight Foundation. Last week, Jake wrote that “it is utterly imperative that the final version of the bill be online for the public to view for at least 72 hours.” The House Majority just announced that they will do just that (via #HealthReformNow): Pelosi and Hoyer say final health reform bill will be online for 72 hours before House vote so Members | Read More »
Not being able to read a bill
Legislation, not just from our National Legislators, but in our State Governments, and to a lesser extent, local legislation, is completely incomprehensible. John Conyers admitted it himself. Why is this any more acceptable than not reading it at all? What is the point in writing legislation that references HR1326 article 3 subsection 2, which references HR 985 article 1 subsection 10? (Hypothetical example). If this | Read More »