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

jmg11 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:38 PM
You are quite right. These Republicans pretend to be helpless, but if they can knot a tie, they are not that stupid. The act is no longer selling, at least not with me. As long as the House Republicans continue to lose every time, you know they are not trying to win.

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...