“Of course, nobody can see the managers’ amendment. It is composed of over 40 amendments. How could anyone vote for a piece of legislation such as that — a managers’ amendment with 42 separate amendments?
Now, these amendments were not put in in a conference committee. People complain about that. But at least in a conference committee, you have people working together, sticking things in. Sometimes Democrats complain and sometimes Republicans complain — whoever is in the minority here. Well, we didn’t get enough consultation; you cut us out of the process. But at least you had a group of Democrats and Republicans in the process. Here, you have one person making a decision as to what is going to be in the managers’ amendment. There is no way to know what is in it. How could anyone say: ‘OK’? You have taken care of me, but I don’t want to see the other 40 amendments — -because with this legislation, similar to all legislation, you put something in one spot, and you have to take something out someplace else.” – Harry Reid (D)- NV, 2006 discussing legislation not going to conference on asbestos.
Hmmmmmmmmm, asbestos. Yet here we have the Dems, under the leadership of Reid doing exactly what he decried in ’06 on legislation that will effect the lives of EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN and will place 1/6th of the US economy under government control.
Then you have House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defending Congress’ work on healthcare legislation saying the process has displayed historic transparency. “There has never been a more open process for any legislation,” Pelosi said at a press conference.
Never has this country witnessed a more deliberate fraud being executed against the American people than watching this Congress in action. Truly disgusting and insulting…