Monday, December 6

Do they have a clue?

Did you hear about the recent $388 billion appropriation than contained a provision to allow the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees or their agents to access to Internal Revenue Service facilities and any tax returns or return information?

Sorry there is no punch line to this joke.

So the chairmen or their agents can access and use your tax return information in any way they see fit. I'm sure they would never use this power in an unethical manner, say to trash a political opponent or something like that.

As usual Harry Browne is way out in front on this. As he says:

Before we pass a so-called "Defense of Marriage" constitutional amendment, we need an amendment that requires every Congressman and Senator to certify in writing that he has read a bill in its entirety before he can vote on it. The same must be required for the President before he can sign a bill into law.

Actually he is being a bit conservative on this, I think before they pass ANY NEW LAWS this should be in place.

We as citizens are expected to be aware of ALL laws, remember ignorance of the law is no excuse?

So shouldn't the lawmakers certify that they are aware of what they are voting on before we have to live by it?

Here is Harry Browne's complete column


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