CNS is reporting that members in the Democrat controlled Senate received both the 154 page “Fiscal Cliff compromise” bill and the CBO scoring 3 minutes before they were to vote on the bill. Of course we’ve seen this tactic used ever since Obama became president, haven’t we?
The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.
Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.
The bill is 154-pages and includes several provisions that are unrelated to the fiscal cliff, including repealing a section of ObamaCare, extending the wind-energy tax credit, and a rum tax subsidy deal for Puerto Rican rum makers.
The bill avoids the fiscal cliff by making permanent the Bush tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 per year and couples making less than $450,000 and by putting off the automatic spending cuts (sequestration) from last year’s debt ceiling deal until March.
The godawful arrogance of politicians who pull this stuff, and Reid and Obama and the Democrats in particular, is simply shameful… thoogh, of course, none of them has the faintest idea what shame is.