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Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by XPLodER
Hello again, I'm beginning to feel like you're a best friend.
Would you mind if I picked a couple of nits with the OP? I see where the state representative didn't do her work checking the legislation. That's bad, of course. It reminds me of Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare "We'll have to pass the bill to learn what's in it." But I don't see any evidence that she was given money to introduce the legislation. Maybe she was, I don't know, but maybe they just think alike. I can see the Sierra Club writing legislation for Al Gore to introduce.
You'll probably hate me for this, but I'm not too upset with somebody drafting a bill and sending it to a legislator, asking them to introduce it. I'm sure no legislator ever drafted a bill on building codes or fire safety, some special interest group or other individual wrote it.
All she can do with that bill is introduce it. If it's no good, it won't get passed through both houses, or signed by the Governor. Now, if ALEC has bribed a majority of the legislators into abandoning their responsibilities, then sure, send everybody to jail. But it sounds like ALEC only said "Hey, would you put this before the other legislators and see what they think?"
If that's what happened, I'm not too worried.
You're right again. It would have been better to catch this earlier. But at least the people did catch it and stopped it.
in the case of SOPA PIPA AND ACTA mabey a bit of industry (internet) imput would create less destructive special interest bills.
We would be living in a different society if we launched an investigation whenever a politician was accused of wasting time or resources. We'd have to hire 100,000 new investigators. Sad, really.
im sure the reps time was consumed and resources used (pulic resources)
in the private interest. then an investigation is warented