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Who Read the Stimulus Bill?

We are hopeful the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go a long way to helping our nation pull out of this recession and we applaud President Barack Obama for his leadership.

But something U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner said shortly before the bill passed gives us pause. He pointed out that no member of the House had read the 1,100−page act they were about to vote on. The final version was not completed until midnight the night before.

We wonder how many, if any, of the congressional members representing New York read the legislation. We are guessing most still have not. How do you vote on something you have not read?

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