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Quote of the day, “Self-executing rules SUCK!” edition

Which right-wing nutjob said this on the floor of the House?

I have said on this Floor before when you did not allow us to offer substitutes that you didn’t have the courage of your convictions.

I have said on this Floor before when you didn’t allow us to offer amendments that you didn’t have the courage of your convictions.

Now you not only don’t allow us to offer a substitute, you don’t allow us to offer amendments, you don’t even have the courage to PUT YOUR OWN BILL ON THE FLOOR.

The public probably doesn’t understand that. THIS IS A RULE, NOT THE BILL. We’re not debating the bill…

Why? To muzzle us, and to muzzle their folks who they don’t rely on to vote on the substance of this bill but HOPE AND PRAY they’ll get enough of their people on the procedural end of this bill to carry the day.

That’s unfortunate. Eighty-two billion dollars of deficit that Americans are going to have to pay for. My children are going to have to pay for. My grandchildren are going to have to pay for. And we don’t even have the courage to PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR, but this rule roosts…

That would be…Steny Hoyer (D-MD).  In 2003.  When the GOP majority used it for a routine (yet, in my view, still reprehensible) and bipartisan manner related to an increase in the child tax credit.  Hoyer was bellowing (rightly so, in my view) about the procedure being used to usher in $82 billion of tax credits…a pittance compared to the $1 trillion+ spending being crammed down our throats by he and his ilk today.

Anywho, what does Hoyer say about this tactic today?

“It is consistent with the rules,” Mr. Hoyer said. “It is consistent with former practice.”

Fargin’ hypocrite.

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March 17, 2010 - Posted by | corruption, health care, hypocrisy, quote of the day

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