Monday, June 29, 2009

So now we're passing bills that don't exist, yet?

On the process.......

It appears that the encore to passing the $787 billion stimulus package that no one could possibly have had time to read, is passing a similarly costly Cap-and-Trade bill that did not even exist. What?

In the House, after submitting a 300+ page amendment to the 1200+ page bill at 3am on the day of the vote, the House proceeded to vote without any one having been able to read it, much less study it.

During the few hours allotted for debate on the final bill, the House was forced to admit that the entire bill had not yet even been assembled. The clerk was folding in the amendments during the debate. Amendments that were, no doubt, the deals that were required to get the last few votes. (Highly principled deals, I'm sure.) Those who argued for time to read the bill were told the bill was available online. Well good. Except that there is no internet access on the floor of the House..... unless, of course, you want to read 300 pages of legalese on your Blackberry or Palm. Yeah, right.

Would we not prefer that our legislative bodies actually allow time to read a bill and study it before they vote on it? ...especially, bills that will have as large an impact as the authors of this bill intend?

Our national government has run amuck in a legislative frenzy.
They are simply out of control.

On the content......

I've just srarted this blog and have not had time to post my views on anthropogenic global warming(AGW). At this point, suffice it to say that with a degree in engineering and decades of professional work in relevant fields, when I look at the allegedly settled science I find lots of enormous holes.

AGW claims are base on models which prove themselves wrong. More on that front later.

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