Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Everything You Need To Know About The McCain Amnesty Bill

From the New York Times:

Leading the opposition to the bill, which the president says he wants to sign in its current form, were three Republican senators: Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Jeff Sessions of Alabama and David Vitter of Louisiana.

Sessions said the measure was written behind closed doors, with no hearings or review by the Senate Judiciary Committee and no cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office. (emphasis added).

If Senate leaders had pushed the bill to passage in one week, Sessions said, that would have been "a railroad job, for sure."

If this plan is as terrific as Sen. McCain and Sen. Kennedy keep saying, why are they rushing to shove it down out throats? Why won't they let it go through the usual review process? Why not tell us taxpayers how much it's going to cost BEFORE they pass it?

What else do you need to know?