An old saw holds that no one’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session — reason enough to cheer Congress’ August recess.
Yet this year’s break comes at a very opportune time. Georgia’s members of Congress have plenty of questions to occupy them during their time off, starting with:
What’s in the latest version(s) of the health care bill?
This year, there has been much speculation that few members of Congress had even read, much less understood, the lengthy bills they were passing so hastily.
With 33 days off, members have plenty of time to read the latest drafts of the legislation – and to find the unpleasant surprises sure to be lurking in them.
As they read these tomes that make “Gone With the Wind” look like a short story, they might ask:
Can Washington accurately forecast the real cost of a new, $1 trillion-plus health-care entitlement, given that the $1 billion in “cash for clunkers” money ran out two months early?
Was up to $4,500 per car