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    it wasn't veto-proof, they did this on friday when many went home for the weekend.

    then obama signed it on monday.

    that's way too fast, and as Sunlight Foundation writes:

    It is possible that the Senate’s overreaction could have been avoided if anyone had the chance to read the bill. According to Roll Call, “neither the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee nor its House counterpart seemed to have specifics on what was in the works, a further indication that the matter was being handled at the leadership level in each chamber.” The bill, S. 716, was voted on by unanimous consent last night shortly after it was introduced by Senator Reid, and apparently after many members went home for the weekend. The bill was not available to the public on the Library of Congress website until after the vote.
    How much more obvious does this have to be? A bill that's about promoting transparency and preventing corruption was rushed through the process without any public input or discussion -- HELLO!??!!?!?

    Feel free to find whatever angle you want to make yourself feel better about whoever you're predisposed to support politically, but to ignore the facts about how it was recommended by NAPA that they overhaul the whole ethics system, and instead of butchering the bill they could carve out those in sensitive positions from having their information public and searchable.

    Deficits don't matter, jobs do.

    by aguadito on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:32:28 AM PDT

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    •  And if the vote had occured in the middle of the (7+ / 0-)

      week with full attendance would the vote have been any different?

      You assume a great deal. And those assumptions and insults are badly undercutting the very points you are attempting to raise.

      I'm willing to go with ineptitude and the law of unexpected consequences in this mess. But I'm not ready to assume that it's all due to malign intent. I don't know enough yet.

      That's the point I always start from, by the way, not a knee jerk defense or attack of either a politician or policy.  I always assume that I have research to do. That research means reading more than one source. It means taking the time to do so. It means asking questions, making mistakes, and then reading some more. The right to that in order to come to my own conclusions I do not hand over to anyone.

      And yet you seem to be insisting that I hand that right over to you.

      In case you didn't notice, there's a great deal going on today after yesterday's attack in Boston and my patience for your approach to valid issues is just gone.

      Therefore, so am I.

      Have a good day.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:00:20 AM PDT

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        Onomastic, Sylv, Wisper

        A law was ineptly passed, someone pointed out the unintentional consequence of creating the Identity Theft Happy Hunting Ground, and the problem got fixed.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:21:19 AM PDT

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