Friday, July 3, 2009

The largest tax bill ever and bad policy beside.

The House Opens Pandora's Box
By Robert Romano

On Friday, the House of Representatives opened up a Pandora’s Box. And although the Waxman-Markey carbon-cap bill may not contain all of the evils of humanity, it is a not-so-good start.

The only silver lining is that the American people are now keenly aware of what Congress is up to.

You see, the politicians in Washington probably thought they’d get away with it. That nobody was paying attention. That they could just jam it down the throats of the American people while nobody was watching. That there’d be no time to mount significant opposition to it. Indeed, that there was no time to even read it.

Now, millions of phone calls and emails later sent from Americans across the fruited plain to key legislators, a brief filibuster from the House Republican Leader while he read from an amendment that was filed by House Democrats at 3AM Friday morning, and now a razor-thin vote by which it barely passed, one thing is clear: They were wrong

Read the whole article for the details on this huge boondoggle that has no chance to accomplish its goals.

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