“It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to.”

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Does the quote above, said by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) during debate over the secret Obamatrade bills, remind you of anything? Weren’t we forced to try this dubious legislative approach by Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and the Democrats with Obamacare?

Finding out what was in it after Obamacare was made law has very clearly turned out to be a disaster. The last thing the Republicans should be doing now is to repeat this corrupt practice themselves.

Update: Support for this foolishness in the House appears tepid at best:

According to The Hill, only 116 Republicans and 19 Democrats in the House are committed or leaning to supporting the bill, while 130 Democrats and 29 Republicans are committed or leaning to opposition. That leaves 139 up in the air, most of them Republicans. To get to 218, Boehner and Pelosi will have to find at least 82 more votes out of the 139, a tall order indeed.


  • David M. Cook

    The Most Stupid quote by a US Rep: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

    Second Most Stupid quote by a US Rep: “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,”

    Both of these LYING, CROOKED, STINKING idiots need to be removed from our Congress.

  • Cotour

    An outrage! I could not believe it when I first heard Pelosi seriously utter it, but that is where we have progressed to, that is how perverted it has become. Totally counter to any reasonable and expected behavior for any politician / representative from any part of America. Even understanding that the people empower their representatives to do just that at times when necessary. When necessary.

    At least if something is going to be secret, black or clandestine let it remain that way, by now both party’s telling the people that “we have to pass the bill before you can know whats in the bill” right to their faces and then proceeding to do just that that really says something about our government and where we are going.

    Is it fear? Terror of how tentative the entire world is? I do not know but this is certainly disturbingly different.

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