I’m about ready to make Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan my adopted Congressman:
“Facts are hard things to disprove. Every single Democrat in this House that voted for that bill voted to approve and protect those AIG bonuses. Every single Democrat in the Senate that voted for that stimulus bill, along with three Republican senators, voted to approve and protect those AIG bonuses. The President of the United States signed into law the protection and the approval of those AIG bonuses that they find so repugnant, now that the American people know what was done.”“If you are shocked, be shocked at the own members of your party or Administration that put (the amendment protecting bonuses) in, and be shocked that we will now pass a Bill of Attainder that is unconstitutional to try to cover our, shall we say, “tracks,” on this matter.”
And there you have it, Congress and the Obama Administration rushed the stimulus bill through without any of the normal committee markups and debate… And now they’re compounding one bit of legislative malpractice with another even more egregious one.