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

rlapatak Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:54 AM
The Senate and House had over 500 days to produce, read and review this bill.......that is the real shame of the situation.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:50 AM
To Marxist political operatives, the content of the bill is irrelevant. The marketing value of its concocted urgency is the political football that they prize. They'll continue to prolong this drama for all it's worth.
mlew Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 5:23 PM
Lets stop being whiners. WE COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS. IT IS OUR FAULT THAT WE DID NOT. LOOK WHO VOTED FOR THIS!
JasonCharleston Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 10:02 AM
Don't forget the last bill that made the crisis in the first place.

Kabuki theater.

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...