Congressman Admits: Congress Stupid

It was an astonishing admission.Last week, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told an audience at the National Press Club that, not only had he not read the House health-care bill which would reorganize 1/6th of the U.S. economy, but that even if he had he would not have understood it:"I love these members, they 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?"And so a leading legislator confesses that he is too lazy to read, and too stupid to understand, the legislation that he will pass judgment on and which he will expect Americans to live under.  Either that, or the bill as crafted is so opaque as to be effectively incomprehensible.Sadly, both are true - the bill is incomprehensible and Congress is full of lazy ignoramuses (aren't we lucky?)  But there may be something else going on...(Read Full Article)

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