Sadly, the House passed the 1,200-page climate bill that congress was not allowed to read.
Despite heated objections by some Republicans, the unread 1,200-page Waxman-Markey climate bill ( pictured) was passed 219-212 in the House on Friday.
300 pages were added to the bill at 3 a.m. making it impossible for congressmen to read the entire bill before the vote.
Minority leader John Boehner (upper photo) was criticized for beginning a short filibuster to give time for his colleagues and aides to scan the unread extra passages and present certain excerpts on the floor.
That’s the Obama way - present a bill containing over 1,000 pages with several hundred pages added just a few hours before the vote.
Shockingly, co-sponsor Henry Waxman (lower photo) objected to Boehner’s reading the bill on the House floor, and tried to prevent it on procedural grounds so that is contents would remain unknown and no one would shift support or delay the bill’s passage.
Ed Markey, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, rose to report that a copy was only available at the speaker’s desk or online, which would require members "to leave the floor to access."
It is possible that the Democrats can see the tides turning in the last couple of weeks and they're rushing things through.
Conservatives and most moderates are hoping the Senate will stop the insanity by defeating this bill.