Look Who Used to call “Deem-Pass” Unconstitutional

 

Isn’t it just a marvelous convenience when Nancy Pelosi needs to get unpopular legislation, she resorts to manipulating the legislative process, rather than let the bill stand on its own merit.  And isn’t it just another coincidence for Nancy to turn to her old friend Deborah Slaughter to find a way of making the impossible, possible?

Now, the next time any of us hear a liberal say “but the Republicans have used this”, let’s do them a favor… and maybe share a few more details.

For starters – in 2006, Ralph Need was suing because the Republicans were using this tactic to pass a deficit bill.  Was this anywhere near as controversial?

No.  Not when you consider the original legislation had already passed, and then it was realized the bill sent to Chamber had a clerical error.  That’s right – was already passed by an actual vote, so the “deem and pass” was being used to correct the error.

But you know what… it wasn’t just Nader who was suing.  It turns out, while she was Minority Leader, Pelosi signed on to the bill.  And so did Slaughter.

Imagine that – and better yet – their argument was this move was Unconstitutional!  For the very same reasons the Republicans want this maneuver stopped.

We have a word for actions like this – take a guess…

Old-Man-Tex

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    • Hey – thanks for the back-pat! And keep coming on back – feel free to comment as much as you want, and if there’s something which catches your eye – send it to me and I’ll see what I can write.

      Old-Man-Tex

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    • Absolutely – I try to post at least twice a day, but some days I have to travel from the states to Europe. But I have a few posts still in the draft folder, and I use the auto-schedule to post those. Hate missing any one day for posting.

      Old-Man-Tex

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