First we get "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..."

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    Now we get

    House, Senate leaders finalize details of sweeping financial overhaul

    WTF?

    If they don't know how it works why do they want to try it? Is our economy a lab experiment now?
     
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    While they don't know how it works exactly they do know one thing: It gives them more power.

    That's really all that needs to be known.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it..." was an observation that so much misinformation was swirling around the health care bill that only actual implementation would ever put them to rest. I can't tell from the context what Dodd's statement means.
     
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    And an even more telling comment from one of the archetects of the current economic situation [Fannie/Freddie]:

    "It's a great moment," said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the banking committee led the effort in the Senate. "It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done."

    Thrilling Senator...just thrilling...:rolleyes:
     
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    DemonRats are certifiable. :cuckoo:
     
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    That's no excuse! Whose repsonsibility was it to make sure the correct information was available? Yep.. but no,, these asswipes have been known to vote for and sign legislation they haven't even read. We don't call them DUmmies for nothing.
     
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    Looks the the damage control squad is out trying to hose down Dodd's remark. Iit appears the New York Times and the LA Times decided to “edit” Mr. Dodd’s statement.

    by Brady Dennis
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, June 25, 2010; 10:51 AM

    “It’s a great moment. I’m proud to have been here,” said a teary-eyed Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee led the effort in the Senate. “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done.”

    Searching the major online news outlets this morning, it appears the New York Times and the LA Times decided to “edit” Mr. Dodd’s statement:

    Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said legislators were still uncertain how the bill will work until it is in place. “But we believe we’ve done something that has been needed for a long time,” he said.

    “We’ve done something that’s been badly needed, sorely needed for a long time and we hope will protect our country, create the kinds of jobs and wealth and optimism and trust once again in our financial systems that’s been so missing,” Dodd said after the final vote shortly before 6 a.m.. “It’s a great moment.” link



    The Greenroom Christopher Dodd on Landmark Financial Overhaul: “No one will know until this is actually in place how it works?
     
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    The correct information was available. Section-by-section summaries of every single bill considered during the health care debate were available when the bills themselves were released. The text of every bill was available. The CRS summary of every bill was available. Numerous independent summaries (e.g. Kaiser) were available. Websites like FactCheck and Politifact frequently factchecked false claims.

    The blame for misinformation running so rampant falls mostly on three parties: 1) a media that focused more on politics than policy, 2) the spreaders of misinformation themselves, and 3) any citizen who accepted false "facts" without verifying them with the above mentioned sources.
     
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    But don't you see that it gives them an 'out' when things go awry. They can feign ignorance...and it would be true. But they are still responsible for what they sign up for in our name.
     
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    Jesus....any wonder that the current crop of blockheads are in trouble?
     

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