Nothing like this has ever happened before. Congress is voting to spend a Trillion Dollars and the House Members and Senators do not know on what. Be assured we as a nation will come to deeply regret this arrogant, reckless and Unconstitutional act of raw political power. It will take many years to work through the consequences of this act of blind allegiance to Leftist Ideology.
The version passed by the Senate was not the same as the version passed by the House, even though President Obama, out on the campaign trail where he is obviously most comfortable, spoke of “IT” as if there was only one bill.
A Conference Committee, representing the two houses of Congress, met for all of 18 hours, to reconcile the differences between the two bills, each almost a thousand pages long. The very first copy of the final, thousand page bill hasn’t even been produced yet. The document the House and Senate voted on, which can be downloaded from Speaker Pelosi’s website, has handwritten notes indicating the changes made by the Conference Committee. Here are a couple of sample pages:
No Senator or Congressman knows everything in the final version of the bill, because there simply hasn’t been enough time enough time for them to read it. Below is the Senate’s Oath of Office. Does voting to spend $1 Trillion on programs not authorized by the Constitution, without even reading details, violate this oath?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.