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Ron Paul Texas Straight Talk, January 7, 2013: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Vote

by Ron Paul | January 7, 2013

Last week the Senate and House demonstrated again why their approval ratings are so low. The 154 page “fiscal cliff” bill was made available to Senators just three minutes before the vote was taken on the legislation. No one can read 154 pages in three minutes, so it is safe to assume that the legislation was passed without being read.

Then the House brought the lengthy and complicated bill to a vote just 22 hours after the text had been available, meaning a full reading of the legislation was not likely possible. This was a clear violation of the “three day rule” adopted by the 112th Congress, which in the name of transparency ordered the House to make legislation available to the public a full three days before a Floor vote.

Perhaps this race to a vote, amid cries of the end of the world without a solution to the manufactured crisis, explains why an even greater than usual amount of special-interest carve-outs made it into the bill.

Article 1, Section 7 of the US Constitution clearly states that “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,” but as has been done many times, the Senate simply attached its bill to an existing House bill and claimed that this Constitutional requirement had been satisfied.

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Thank you!

And thank you Dr. Paul, as always!

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I wonder what would happen if Dr. Paul opened his own website and allowed blogs, threads and forums??lol 10m members by 1/1/2014. it would go viral. The media would go crazy keeping it hushed.
and he would be blamed 20 yrs from now for things that everyone says, but he didnt monitor.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

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I am grateful Dr. Paul...

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Yaay! Texas Straight Talk . . . from a temporary e-home!

(~ sigh of relief ~)