Obama's Vapor Legislation
Obama's new campaign catch phrase is "Pass This Bill!" He said some variation of "pass this jobs bill" 16 times in his campaign speech before the joint session Thursday and he's repeating it ad naussium in stump speeches since.
This is a little different than last campaign's "Hope and Change!"
Unfortunately nobody has seen any "Bill", let alone reviewed it, analyzed it, debated it, etc. The Congressional Budget Office hasn't scored it (as they've said in the past - we can't estimate it because it's just a speech) so we don't know the cost. And nobody has figured out how we are going to pay for it. Heck, nobody even knows how many jobs it will create even though it's titled American Jobs Act. Obama doesn't even know how many jobs it will create. He never mentioned that anywhere in his campaign speech on Thursday either.
My new catch phrase is, "Pass what bill?"
Apparently his target audience is Malia and Sasha. According to the White House Press Office, Obama's kids get it. Jay Carney gets it. The Liberal Lame Stream Media get it. 100% of the Democrats in the Senate and House are ready to vote for it. No logical person gets it though.
Any thinking American would say, "Get what? There's nothing to get."
As Pelosi says, "We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it." This seems to be the new normal in Obama's Liberal Progressive bizarro-world. Not only don't we get to read it before voting on it - we don't even get to see it.
Let's call it "vapor legislation".