Even a blind pig finds a truffle every so often
Hell freezes over, and Mitch McConnell is right:
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to slow consideration of an economic stimulus package that Democrats are hoping to send to President- elect Barack Obama soon after he takes office.
McConnell yesterday called for giving lawmakers and the public at least one week to review the legislation once it has been written. He said he wanted Senate committee hearings on the measure, rather than immediate floor consideration.
“A trillion-dollar spending bill would be the largest spending bill in the history of our country at a time when our national debt is already the largest in history,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in a statement. “As a result, it will require tough scrutiny and oversight. Taxpayers, already stretched to the limit, deserve nothing less.”
Our government was designed to be deliberative. And the record of legislation passed NOW NOW NOW NOW -- from the AUMF, the Patriot Act, FISA [cough] reform MR SUBLIMINAL Thank you, President-elect Obama, for hammering another nail into the coffin of Constitutional government!, all the way to The Big Give to Hank Paulson's golfing buddies -- is a sorry record indeed. McConnell, though no doubt actuated by the basest of motives -- is right.
The House Republicans, despite being lunatics enthralled to dead economists, did the Lord's work when they held up the bailout bill, and when the process became deliberative, at least we got some minimal safeguards.
And we trust Harry and Leader Nance why, exactly?