Legislation in the USA, not that we can point the finger

Passing Bills so big that the reps don’t even have time to read them right through.

Nancy Pelosi. “We will have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”.

Same story with the Rudd and Gillard mal-administration.

Hang on, who had an 800 page Bill to deregulate the labour market?

800 pages? You call that a Bill?

When it’s law, then Americans can finally grasp the “goodness” of what’s in the 2,700-plus-page Senate bill, which is the most likely legislative vehicle that Congress will push to President Barack Obama’s desk.

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12 Responses to Legislation in the USA, not that we can point the finger

  1. John H.

    Pass a bill that demands every time a bill is passed two must be repealed.

  2. Alfonso

    800 pages, 2700 pages is not merely an expression of the control gene, which is the driver of all political ambition, it demonstrates the true attraction of power. You make everyone guilty of something then your Establishment decides who gets prosecuted and who does not…. for the same “offence”.

  3. jupes

    The legal profession has two aims: power and money.

    800 pages of legislation achieves both aims.

  4. Rabz

    If they’re too arrogant, lazy and stupid to read this garbage they should locked in a very small room and have the contents blasted at them at ear splitting volume.

    Would be extremely effective, both at focusing their attention on the contents and on reducing the volume of this illogical, incomprehensible piffle they have the gall to foist on us.

  5. H B Bear

    Despite itself America seems determined to strangle all enterprise, just as Europe has done. Economic death by regulation is an even greater problem than the hopeless spendthrift governments that seem to be the result of the democratic process.

  6. Paul

    “Patriot” act. Bound and ready to go, all thousands of pages within days of the 911 attacks. Passed, not read.

  7. John A

    Pass a bill that demands every time a bill is passed two must be repealed.

    JH, you’ve been reading my favourite management author, Bob Townsend’s “Up The Organisation”! Well done.

  8. John A

    2,700 pages? The President will need a bigger desk.

    It’s all about status symbols!

  9. sdfc

    How much of the increase in legislation pages is an increase in lawyer-speak?

  10. Jarrah

    “How much of the increase in legislation pages is an increase in lawyer-speak?”

    Good question. Let’s look at the US Constitution’s First Amendment.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    There’s a bunch of stuff in those 45 words. To say much the same thing, Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities uses 260 words.

  11. Alfonso

    “say much the same thing.”…..bwaaa…..unless you’re a pastor in Vic who accurately quotes the Koran and makes comment on that accurate quote…….best not confuse the 1st with any Vic legislation.

  12. mundi

    the sad thing is that no one rolls back legislation. cambell newman cut spending but he seems to have no desire to cut qld regulation. Also the left are often proud to have the most restrictive legislation. anna bligh used to gush over how qld had the most regulated industries and toughest laws in the world on everything from pool fences, to pets, to who can paint a fence.

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