If you thought the debate over the extension of the current tax rates was going to take center stage, think again. This may just go down in history as the most egregious act by the 111th Congress, which is definitely saving the worst for last.
As has become the norm during the Obama administration, the one leader in Congress who continues to do the right thing while holding true to conservative principles is Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). He, along with Tom Coburn, are going to insist that the bill be read on the Senate floor before it can be passed.
Via Fox News:
"All hell is breaking loose," the source told Fox News, noting that Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Jim DeMint of South Carolina were expected to insist the omnibus bill be read in its entirety by the clerk on the Senate floor before a vote is held. They also were expected to seek debate on all earmarks and any amendments.Here is Senator Tom Coburn on Cavuto, talking about this latest monstrosity:
If the clerk follows the pace of last year's reading of the health care bill -- 53 pages an hour -- it will take almost 40 hours to read the omnibus bill.
h/t Hot Air