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

RiCkY.D. Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:41 PM
Our Government is incompetent and until we get off our sofa's and fight like all -h e l l- for our country as we once had to do....... blow the dust off the old baseball bats or whatever it takes to get your message across and start taking care of business.
mlew Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:13 PM
Oh stop it. You guys sound like a bunch of anarchists. This is America. . . .land of ballots not bullets. We need to develop a comprehensive and rational plan and then sell it to the American people. Otherwise we are no better than a South American banana republic or a Tatiban terrorist group.

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...