Rand Paul wants Congress to read

Should US lawmakers be obligated to read what they are voting on? Senator Rand Paul thinks so, and he has is introduced a bill that requires Congress to read legislation before it is voted on. Senators will have one day to read 20 pages of text, but are the time requirements realistic for senators to go through thousands of pages? Dr. Wilmer Leon, political science professor at Howard University, joins us with his take.

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celainea
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Every Congress person should be required to obtain a certificate of & maintain practice in speed reading, or… maybe they should learn to write smaller bills that don't hide the actual agenda they wish to push through.

Matthew Thompson
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Shitty guest.

Vegard Wikeby
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All I heard was "affordable health care bill"… haha

nolski2003
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Rand is right, bills should be concise and to the point, staffers can help read and summarize bills, but since the legislation is so full of pork, bullshit for their fucking lobbying buddies who bribe these congressman shitbirds who sold the American People out! We are fucked!!! Pardon my french folks, it's ignorant shit like this that pisses me off. Just remember, I think it's about 90% of our elected officials are Lawyers (PROFESSIONAL LIARS). nuff said.

Dibbletikijr
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"Should US lawmakers be obligated to read what they are voting on?"

You have got to be kidding me…

Y0UT00B3R1
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Lulz…Dr. Leon done pwnd this sorry Rand Paul fucktard!! Good for him…Hopefully, he also knows that hypocrisy and Russian Propaganda Fuckery runs rampant on RTДмзя1кд; and, he doesn't fuck with these sorry Kremlin Cocksuckaz, no mo'…

Stephen Trolbert
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This guest sucks. Remember how nobody read the patriot act. Something should be done. Sure I hate rand rite now but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a point.

Wulfmanrox
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wait, reading what you vote on is a waste of time? and holding Eric holders feet to the fire for the crap he's done with the obama administration is a waste of time? this dude is retarded, wayyyyyyyy too partisan and wayyyyyy too ignorant

Rúnar Örn Olsen
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And what about the poor people who have to comply with this regulatory flood? Legal certainty anyone? Legislative bills of hundreds of pages on a conveyor belt are just absurd! They could just as well be written in Latin or Greek!

EdR77203
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His comments are disingenuous. The health care bill was sent to the congress right when it was voted on.

C Warren
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I can not believe this is a ? Why would you EVER sign something without reading it ? And as far as the bills being to large; well shorten them !

invisibleaznDJ
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this guest is always such a dumbass. Sound good but practically make no sense? Not a large problem? He must have his head stuck in Obama ass. God forbid these idiots in congress actually read bills before signing them into law which will affect everyone. THE ERIC HOLDER CASE DOES MATTER TO US THE PEOPLE YOU IDIOT. CONGRESS IS THERE TO SERVE US THE PEOPLE. FIRE THIS GUY RT or never have him on again. Reading bills makes no sense? this guy represents everything wrong with this country. .

invisibleaznDJ
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oh Howard….. University. no wonder this guest is an Obama nut sucker.

dotsthots
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The guy has totally missed the point! It's not about forcing people to read the bills – that's impossible. It's about giving decent, diligent and honest politicians (if there are any left) the time to read them if they wish to, so they can actually do something about them.

Y0UT00B3R1
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Lulz…bamboo4tameshigiri has nocturnal emissions, dreaming of gettin' TEA BAGGED, by Rand Paul…

iwontupload
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Tired of trolling on the Alyona Show videos, bitch?

Y0UT00B3R1
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invisibleaznDJ …watch out…I've heard that ALL turntablists are Obama nut suckers, too!! 'Cause, you know…DJin' is a "black thing"…lulz.

Adexter23
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wow staggering, am I stupid. I'm shocked to hear they don't read what they are voting on..Probably thanks to lobbying. My first thought was every person that voted on a bill with out reading it gets 1 stern punch in the mouth/face…for being so very stupid and lazy.

angel strong
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Obama care is a perfect example of sneaking things into a bill such as people must have a microchip implanted to participate in insurance programs…..sorry im not a pet.

Sim Lash
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The point is that sometimes congressmen aren't given enough time to go over the bills that are presented to them, eg the bailouts. Instead of being rushed to vote on something I would like reps & senators to be knowledgeable about the legislation they are voting on in detail. Do they need 1 day for every 20 pages? I don't know but preferably, I would like the proposed bill to be online so anyone can read it.

Sim Lash
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Are you serious?? That's in there?

angel strong
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Oh yes it will allow drs. To scan snd

angel strong
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It will drs to scan you and bill you the moment you walk into office
Also if you sell your home you have to pay a 38% tax to Obamacare i went nuts on that! Why do are homes have to be taxed if we sell and money goes to Obamacare????
Theres more goodies well hidden in 1009 pages they knew what they were doing. This will stress our country!

Mike Stacy
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This guest is annoying

angel strong
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Sorry type o …..38% should be 3.8

gearzone2611
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I thought representatives and senates should read the entirety of any legislation for practical knowledge. With thousands of pages for a single legislation to be voted by them. Then, its quite obvious not to vote any legislation, without any given proper and enough time to read the legislation. If not, the only purpose of any legislation is a product of certain interests in Washington, thus jeopardizing the interests of the country. Read it, because most legislations are unconstitutional period.

AmerRicianAmbassador
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This Guy is a Political Jerk!! 24 hours IS Insane – Please Up hold Your Oath of Office. END The Fed Reserve & Arrest The Corrupt Banksters!!! Rand Paul doesn't Know anything about Sovereignty!! "WE The People" ARE the Most Valuable Assert to Mother Giga>>> & The Whole Universe OR MULTI-Verse.. ALL Things ARE Possible IN "The White Light" of GOD!! The Government Elite & Bankster Corrupt are Man made Things – Enlightened Beings ARE GOD Made Things. SEE Amer-RicaEmbassy, com Light&LOVE!

98bigbutt
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Hells yeah they need to read every bill they propose!

Kurt Cobain
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This guest is a tool. He defends Eric Holder, who knowingly lied to congress twice, and attacks Rand Paul for wanting to give congress one day to read the current version of a bill before it gets voted on. Isn't it common that extremely lengthy bills are altered and voted on quickly, before anyone really has time to read it- even with staffers?

gottagoat
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RT has no problem making themselves look bad with guests like this.What an idiot, trying to make no sence out of commen sence, no wonder we have so many problems. Rand is trying to fix things starting from the bottom of the problems.Reading a bill should already be a law, its there fucking job, whats in a bill will effect the whole country for christs sake

silverlovesgold
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over 20 pages.. just vote no. pass a real law ..no legislation over 20 pages, no more hiding bullshit in the 1200 page books. nothing worse than a wind bag except for a word bag.