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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-08 03:27 AM
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21. But HR811 never came to a vote in the House!
Let's face it: The bill had some very serious problems from Day 1. It took months to fix them. Some parts got worse before they got better. Some parts just got worse -- period.

Then we are told: "What do you expect? It's a sausage factory." (Ha, ha, ha. Very funny.)

But the fact is, ALL THAT SAID, the bill NEVER even came to a vote on the floor of the House. Why the hell not?

Could it be that PA's isn't the only recalcitrant legislature?

If Congress and the party leadership are to blame, and I don't see who else would be, then as difficult as it might seem, I think it would be better to work at the State level.

Either that, or find a sponsor in Congress who won't take No for an answer. But you see, that's impossible because whenever we try to talk to another rep about this issue, they always refer us to Holt, and we are back to Square 1.

The bottom line is: We have Congress right where they want us! That's the problem. Holt is a nice guy but until you find a sponsor for the bill who can get it passed, it ain't gonna happen.
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