Isn’t it time for some transparency in Washington? Isn’t it time to hold this administration to its ‘words, just words?’ You remember when candidate Obama promised bills would be publicly available 10 days before being voted on? How about 72 hours? The trend seems to be not at all.
A message from Herman Cain . . .
The 72 hour reading period mandate could have prevented several votes that, like a thief in the night, were hastily rushed through congress:
· The massive $787 billion stimulus billed passed in February which appeared at midnight one night, giving members just 12 hours to read it before a final vote.
· The $1870 per household global warming tax bill which came to the floor just 16 hours after a 316 page amendment was introduced.
· The huge prescription drug entitlement bill that was jammed through late one night in 2003 when most members had not had a chance to read it.
Currently, the discharge petition has 178 signatures but it needs 218 in order to override Pelosi’s objections and be forced to the floor for a vote.
Please call your U.S. House Representative asap. The phone number of the U.S. Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. Our calls have made a difference in the past and they will make a difference again.