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Democrats “Soften” Transparency Pledge

Filed under: Health Care — DRJ @ 7:50 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

The media has a new word for when Democrats break a promise — they’re just “softening their pledge:”

House Democrats appear to be softening their pledge to allow the public 72 hours to review the health care reform package online before a House vote. “We will certainly give as much notice as possible, but I’m not going to say that 72 hours is going to be the litmus test,” said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Friday.

“The House bill or Senate bill, as proposed, has been online for some two-and-a-half months, otherwise known about 75 days,” Hoyer added, referring to the November and December dates each chamber passed its version of health care legislation.

But Democrats could vote as soon as next week on a series of changes to the health care package – called a reconciliation bill – and the number two House Republican criticized Hoyer directly on House floor.

“I’m a little bit taken aback that now that 72-hour rule has been completely cast aside, since nobody in the House has seen what’s in the reconciliation bill,” said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised earlier this year Democrats would make the final health care bill public at least three days before voting.”

I guess Speaker Pelosi meant it when she said: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it.”


9 Responses to “Democrats “Soften” Transparency Pledge”

  1. Whenever you see the word ‘soften’, insert ‘fucking lied’ and you’ll understand what the media is trying to hide.

    Want to get rid of the leftwing media? Don’t buy their papers, watch their shows, or go to their websites. They’ll go away quick. In fact, many are almost gone.

    Metallica (bb58d8)

  2. How can you tell when an elected Democrat is lieing? …

    The challenge is to capture and communicate this travesty to the voters in a way that is effective.

    (My apologies to the 2 or 3 this does not apply to).

    MD in Philly (70a1ba)

  3. Funny. Some of us just call it lying. But what do we know?

    PatriotRider (483886)

  4. With the proposed “Slaughter Rule”, the Democrats are trying to “pass” a bill without actually voting on it.

    If this bill is so great for the country, why do so many Democrats want deniability of their own vote?

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. Does anyone remember the country that used to be called the “United States”? Land of the free…home of the brave?

    Whatever happened to it?

    navyvet (e4db05)

  6. “Whatever happened to it?”

    Too many lawyers.

    AD - RtR/OS! (8e34ef)

  7. In related news, on December 7th, 1941 the Japanese “softened their pledge” to actually declare war before attacking the United States . . .

    Steve (d06736)

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  9. pass it to see it? a con game in olde england was to put a stray cat in sack (poke) and try to sell it to someone as “pig(let) in a poke”. the fraud was exposed when somaone “let the cat out of the bag” old cons never die they are just recycled.

    clyde (53cebb)

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