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    Obama promised that he'd put bills up for public review for 5 days before signing them.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5t8GdxFYBU[/media]

    He fulfilled his promise. Once. (I guess the other 67 times don't count.)

    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/...ase/#more-9525

    Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) tells us he can't understand the laws he votes on, so he sees no reason to let citizens review it.

    http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUaGkUkU

    Here's a clue: If you can't understand the law you're voting on, maybe you shouldn't vote on it! He talks about making banks put out documents in "human readable language". Maybe the laws he passes should use that, too!

    If I could select a proxy to represent me in the legislature, instead of picking a beauty content winner who has good sound bites, I'd be picking someone who both represents my viewpoint and who understands the laws he votes on. And he'd trust me to review his actions by putting that law up for my review for a reasonable amount of time.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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    Re: Legislative transparency

    Ghostbusters meet lobbyists:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcge8r-8VAY[/media]
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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