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Paul: I’m Not Sure There Was Ever a Bill!

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It’s worse than we thought…
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Sean Hannity tonight,

“You know we have ten years notice on this fiscal deadline. And you know when they decided to address it? Ten years, one hour, and thirty-six minutes is when they finally decided to come up with a bill. They bring the bill to the floor. Which, I never saw the bill. I’m not sure there was ever a bill printed. But, I was told it was somewhere online at 1:36 AM and we voted at 1:39 AM. This is no way to run a government.

The senate never saw the bill and only had three minutes to make up their mind to vote on a bill they never saw!

Rand Paul was one of five Republicans to vote against the bill.



  1. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 4th, 2013

    The current system is so broken that the two party system is beyond repair. It’s time to appeal to conservative democrats who still actually love this country, and come together to start a viable third party – not green, not libertarian, but pro-America, pro-citizen, pro-growth. The key is that it not be a single issue party.

    In conjunction with that, the election process needs to be changed so that a third party candidate cannot cause another candidate to win with less than 50% of the vote. In otherwords, the top two candidates compete in a run-off.

    Also, somehow the high population urban concentration states (i.e. blue states) have to have their voting power reduced. They are controling too much of the political agenda. They contribute the least and consume the most.

    It’s a pipe dream I know, but the conversation has got to begin. It could happen.

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  2. eternal cracker p

    January 4th, 2013

    As a candidate in 2008 while criticizing the Bush Administration as the “most secretive administration in modern history,” then-Senator Obama promised to put all bills online five days before signing to allow the public to comment.

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  3. Tim

    January 4th, 2013

    Good luck with that. The socialists currently have stolen all three branches of gov’t, the media, academia, and a host of somnambulent zombies who don’t understand basic economics and that nothing is “free.” Unlike Germany in 1945, there is NO Alliance out there to save America from the socialists. The musselmen wait like starving wolves for us to finally commit total and irrevocable suicide.

    If Americans want to save America, they’re gonna have to take it back – in 2012 the socialists proved they can steal elections at will and nobody will lift a finger.

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  4. Hedgehog

    January 4th, 2013

    It has gone from “We have to pass the bill to know what is in it” to “Just vote, the bill is on the internet somewhere”. This is unbelievable.

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  5. thirdtwin

    January 4th, 2013

    Well,of course there was no bill. There is no money! Y x 0 = 0. It was inevitable that this Seinfeld Congress, after voting on so many bills about nothing, would vote on a nonexistent bill.

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  6. Noodengr

    January 4th, 2013

    Anyone elected prior to 2010 and I mean all, no matter their party affiliation or label, is part of the problem not the solution. I am giving the newly elected of 2010 and 2012 a pass for now.
    But all in DC before 2010 should be thrown out, any retirement benefits voided, and some should be prosecuted for treason. Pick random Americans and fill the open positions and they would come up with better stuff than this gang has. In fact pick random prmates from the national zoo and they would do a better job.
    Stirrin I agree with you 100% but either of or solutions have about as much chance of happening as a snowball in hell.

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  7. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 4th, 2013

    @Tim – I know, I know. Any attempt would be squashed by the judiciary and the state-run media. But if the conversation could just get started by someone smarter and more influencial than me, who knows what it would lead to.

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  8. Claudia

    January 4th, 2013

    There’s always hope.

    I mean real hope, not little o’s hope.

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  9. norman einstein

    January 4th, 2013

    No bill? Whatever…nothing surprises me anymore.
    This is beyond farce.

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  10. BILL

    January 4th, 2013

    well now that the politicians don’t even bother to write the bills they are actually voting on, we might just as well just skip the vote and just “deem” it passed.

    third world the USA has arrived!

    so, go ahead and vote for your incumbent because they can’t possibly be part of the political problem.

    if the msm and public school system did its job none of this nightmare would not be happening.

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 4th, 2013

    …somehow the high population urban concentration states (i.e. blue states) have to have their voting power reduced.

    I have always maintained that large metro areas should only have one representative. NY, Shitcago, LALA, etc., really don’t need more than one representative. Since each large metro area (maybe more than 250,000 people) get just one rep, the rest of the state gets double the number of large metro area reps. If there are 5 metro areas, the state gets 15 total. This way the rural areas will always be double what the cities are. So if the socialists in the cities want something, they have to play nice-nice with gun-owning, America-loving, fly-over country.

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  12. BILL

    January 4th, 2013

    ha ha ha ha

    tell all the obama supporters you know about this:

    Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
    Earners in the latter group will pay an average 1.3 percent more – or an additional $2,711 – in taxes this year, while workers making between $30,000 and $200,000 will see their paychecks shrink by as much as 1.7 percent – or up to $1,784 – the D.C.-based think tank reported.
    Overall, nearly 80 percent of households will pay more money to the federal government as a result of the fiscal cliff deal.

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  13. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 4th, 2013

    @SiS – this is how it happens. Someone tosses out an idea, someone else adds to it, and someone else again refines it, and so on and so forth. We’re not the only ones thinking along these lines.

    The problem is, that we only have two years to give it a try, because the marxists communists will be putting on the full court press to take the House in 2014. They are too close to destroying our government, to be denied any longer.

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  14. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 4th, 2013

    @Bill – and the infuriating thing is that 40 republican senators – including my two RINO’s – voted FOR this bill, so when it blows up, their fingerprints are all over it. They can’t point to the democraps and say YOU OWN IT!

    Same thing with you or I pointing to our democrap friends and saying thanks for raising ALL of our taxes. They will merely say, your guys approved it too.

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