The READ THE BILLS Act
All American citizens of every political persuasion should be in favor of the Read The Bills Act. This proposed law cuts across all party lines.
By the same token, most members of Congress are against this law and they’re afraid to touch it with a ten-foot pole. This too cuts across all party lines. No matter how populist or how folksy a lawmaker is — or how many soundbites he/she makes about “being here to serve you” — he/she will probably start squirming and twitching at the mention of the Read The Bills Act.
The Read The Bills Act has been written by Downsize DC. As the name indicates, Downsize DC is a non-partisan group working for a smaller federal government. And they’re not talking about the phony “limited government” that Republicans are always blubbering about while they fork over more billions for the War in Iraq, the War on Drugs, the War on Privacy…
The Read The Bills Act, if passed, will require every lawmaker to read the entire contents of a bill before voting yes or no on it. Period. Rinse and repeat — EVERY bill that comes before them must be fully read before they can vote on it.
You can see why every American will benefit if this law is passed. AND you can see what an uphill battle it’s gonna be. “Read The Bills?!?!? But I’m too busy
Yes it’s an uphill battle, but it CAN be done. Please click here to make your voice heard. Ask your two senators and your congressional representative to sponsor the Read The Bills Act. It's time for our legislators to remember whom they're working for: Us. We The People. Let's make them start earning their salaries.