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View Diary: Who's Istook and why does he want your tax forms? (115 comments)

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  •  That is true... (none)
    I hadn't thought about that side of this. I would still watch the issue develop in the house (wonder when they'll take it up and how we find out). My personal oppinion of the house leadership is they will do and say anything to screw their opponents, and this could become another example of this approach to governing.
    •  Also... (4.00)
      and I can't say I have any real basis for thinking this is what's behind it: in the Senate, if you vote with the majority on passage of a bill, you're entitled to call it back up for reconsideration, I believe within a certain time frame after passage.

      Sometimes you'll see a Senator who's opposed to a bill or a particular provision in a bill switch his or her vote in order to be able to do this.

      The Democrats who voted to pass the bill may very well legitimately support it, for whatever reasons. But they may also be guaranteeing themselves the right to move for reconsideration if the bill comes back and they discover the offensive provisions haven't been removed.

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