I’ve seen quite a few people complaining about the fact that the Senate only had three minutes between receiving the fiscal cliff bill and voting on it:
The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.
Multiple Senate sources have confirmed to CNSNews.com that senators received the bill at approximately 1:36 AM on Jan. 1, 2013 – a mere three minutes before they voted to approve it at 1:39 AM.
I don’t understand the outrage. Since so many people believe senators have the knowledge required to rule the lives of Americans, that is to say they believe senators know every need, want, and desire of every American, I don’t see why it’s outrageous to also believe that senators can also read 154 pages in three minutes. In fact I would go so far as to say the only way a senator could acquire the knowledge necessary to know what is best for every American is if they were capable of gather knowledge in a superhuman manner.