When it comes to the evolving economic stimulus plan, we citizens need to warn Congress not to repeat the primal mistakes in the Bush era of rushing to enact bills that have not been fully studied, debated and amended for the higher good. Urgent fear-mongering by the administration gave us the convoluted mess of the USA Patriot Act, for example, let alone Congressional authorization for the invasion of Iraq.The text of the latest Senate compromise version of H.R.1 was only released on Saturday night. I do not see how any Senator or Senate staffer can digest all 778 pages (before amendments) in time to vote intelligently on Tuesday, as the Obama administration is urging.
I’ve spent a major portion of Sunday studying the Senate bill, and I barely made a dent in gaining a functional understanding. I’ve also gone online to explore as many trustworthy news sources as I could find. Perhaps, I can help you get started with studying the bill.