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    but hillary's attempt was shrouded in secrecy and the current attempt is shrouded in closed door negotiations with powerful forces.

    We must practice `pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.' Antonio Gramsci

    by fernan47 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 05:34:52 PM PDT

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    •  The latter (0+ / 0-)

      is how legislation is made...closed door negotiations and compromise.

      If you look at the history of legislation in this country, this is actually a hell of a lot more open.

      •  perhaps this is true (0+ / 0-)

        however, this legislation impacts all of us directly in a personal way; therefore, people want to know how each provision will affect them.

        and obama promised us transparency but set up a situation in which the key legislation is virtually opaque.

        had he created a bill, we could have examined it and taken positions for or against specific provisions.

        as it is now, he has asked us to pound the pavement for unknown legislation.  what is that about???

        We must practice `pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.' Antonio Gramsci

        by fernan47 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:18:11 AM PDT

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