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

RHSimard Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:06 PM
Good question. Did McConnell have his arm twisted to allow it in, or was it injected sometime after he and Biden put it together? Obama was in the mix; I'd guess he probably managed to be his usual self and redefine compromise as his way or no way.
Dave M Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:39 PM
McConnell is another of those balless wonders Republicans seem to excel at selecting as leaders.

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...