View Full Version : Pelosi tells C-SPAN: 'There Has Never Been a More Open Process'

01-05-2010, 05:07 PM
"The Vociferous Lie has Become an Art Form With These Liberal Critters !"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress' work on a healthcare bill Tuesday saying the process has displayed historic transparency as C-SPAN mounted an effort to open negotiations to TV cameras.

C-SPAN wrote a letter to congressional leaders today asking that TV cameras be allowed to film negotiations to reconcile the House and Senate bills. Pelosi said Congress had been transparent throughout the process. "There has never been a more open process for any piece of legislation," Pelosi said at a press conference.

But she also hinted that holding informal negotiations--likely without TV cameras--might be the most practical way to push the legislation through.
So Much for Transparency

This week both the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that there’s a good chance the Democrats will bypass a formal conference committee to hash out the differences between the House and Senate health care bills and instead, create a final bill out of the public eye and behind closed doors.

Since both chambers passed two different bills, negotiators must work to pass one uniform bill before it can be sent to the President for his signature. Votes in both the House and Senate were extremely tight and several issues must be reconciled before final passage including abortion, taxes, cuts to Medicare, and the public option. It appears the Democrats wish to do this outside of public scrutiny to speed up the process in hopes of getting it done and signed into law before the President makes his State of the Union speech. This is far from Mr. Obama’s pledge to keep the health care reform process open and transparent.

01-05-2010, 05:19 PM
You lie, Botox Queen. Democraps are digging their own grave if this abortion of a bill is passed.

01-05-2010, 05:37 PM
Crawl out of your ivory tower Nancy, we, the people, don't believe a word you and yours say...

01-06-2010, 02:41 AM
Not only do these DIMocraps lie, they lie openly. Next on their agenda is to label the people who call them liars, liars. They will go on the attack to attack their accusers. Be ready and watch for it.;)

01-06-2010, 07:07 AM
Our local talk radio host calls Pelosi the Pineapple princess. Few people realize where she comes from and that she's another of the inherited wealth elitists of the left. These are the new nobility who feel they need to take care of their lowly surfs.