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Mike Lee: Senators Only Had Six Minutes to Read “Fiscal Cliff” Bill Before Voting

bigdrov1x Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:08 AM
i tell you i cannot stand that we are fighing the wars in the middle east, but these are not killing us, it is entitlement spending that is doing that. Numbers do not lie, and you cannot avoid the math of our situation. It is terminal now, and will not be long before there is no more road to kick the can down.

What could go wrong, right? According to Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee, members of the upper chamber had -- at most -- six minutes to read the “fiscal cliff” bill before they voted on it. Little wonder, then, that the so-called “compromise” (save for a few silver linings) was in many respects a complete and total disaster (via Reason):

“Everything about this bill was a failure…you need look no further than the fact that we were given a total of six minutes before we voted on it. Not one single Senator who voted...