Ever since I heard about the big “billions of dollars for New Orleans” spending bill that is headed through Congress, I figured that someone is going to really need to go through it carefully. I imagine any Congressman who sees it will sign it, which makes it ripe for secret riders and pork and back-scratching.
But apparently, the Republicans have written the bill, are refusing to show it to the Democrats, and have voted to prevent Congress from discussing or amending the bill.
Who knows what thrilling nuggest of evil are buried in there? I’m betting that there are riders that deny aid to anyone who’s ever heard of evolution and nominate Halliburton as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
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