In 1776, the rallying cry was, "No taxation without representation."
Today, it could be, "No taxation without totally clueless representation."
That's what Americans got on June 26, when the House voted 219-212 for the "cap-and-tax" energy bill, as the Republicans refer to it. The bill ran more than 1,000 pages, and before members had time to digest that tome, 300 pages of amendments were added after midnight. When Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R., Ohio) started to read the additions, bill cosponsor Henry A. Waxman (D., Calif.) objected. He was rebuffed. There are no time limits for comments by House leaders."When you file a 300-page amendment at 3:09 a.m., the American people have a right to know what's in this bill," Boehner said.
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