You’ll Never Guess Which Bill the Left is Suddenly Concerned About Reading
May 23, 2014 By TPNN Staff Writer
Forget about the need to pass a bill to see what’s in it, now Progressive Leftist Senator Bernie Sanders is demanding a bill that would hold people accountable in the deaths and mistreatment of our veterans at the VA be read and discussed prior to any vote being taken. (Watch Video Below)
In early March 2010, then Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said regarding Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it.” That moment was a clear admittance that Congress, at least the vast majority of the members, do not read bills prior to passing them. In the case of the unAffordable Care Act, how could they? The bill was over 10,535 pages long.
Back in January 2009, her fellow Democrat John Conyers, who at the time was the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, had the following to say about reading bills, “”I love these members that get up and say ‘read the bill. What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?” This type of callous attitude could be seen as akin to flipping off our system of government and job responsibilities as an elected official.
Every single Democrat member of Congress voted for Obamacare, without even reading it, because they viewed it as “Obama’s legacy.” Many also saw it as a segue to a single payer system. Joining them in this vote of a 10,535 page bill passed without being read was Progressive Leftiist Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont.
Although Sanders voted for Obamacare sight unseen and bill unread, he is now adamant that bills should be read and discussed before they are voted upon. That is the standard that Sanders is applying to Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s bill that would make it easier to fire anyone responsible for the backlog, falsification of documents, and the death of veterans as a result of these things.
Getting on his soapbox and turning his back on our veterans, Sanders made the following statement on the Senate floor.
“I happen to think that the bill that was passed in the House yesterday has many important provisions, which I happen to agree with, but as the senator from Florida knows, we have not held a hearing on this legislation. And some of us are old-fashioned enough to know that maybe folks in the Senate might want to know what is in the bill before we voted on it.”
In other words, Senator Sanders has no problems voting for a Democrat introduced bill that takes away the freedom and liberty of Americans. However, in the case of a Republican introduced bill that would bring justice for the veterans who were wronged by the VA, Sanders is suddenly ‘old-fashioned’ and wants to know what’s in it. To paraphrase, one could say that Bernie Sanders is opposed to both the freedom of Americans as well as to holding people accountable in the needless deaths of our veterans.