Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Irony of the Week: Bernie Sanders Says We Need To See What’s in the VA Bill Before Voting On It

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a Senate bill this week that would make it easier to fire those responsible for the awful delays at the Veterans Administration. But Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist – VT) wants a hearing to further discuss the specifics of the bill. - IJ Review
I happen to think that the bill that was passed in the House yesterday has many important provisions, which I happen to agree with, but as the senator from Florida knows, we have not held a hearing on this legislation.

And some of us are old-fashioned enough to know that maybe folks in the Senate might want to know what is in the bill before we voted on it.
Of course the details of any bill should be known, discussed, and even posted on the internet before any final vote is taken.

But the specific wording Sanders used is pretty funny for anyone who remembers Nancy Pelosi’s “We have to pass this bill to find out what is in it!” on Obamacare. Sanders, incidentally, did vote for that bill…

Slap in the face to veterans: Senate Dems block bill to hold VA accountable - examiner

On Thursday, Senate Democrats led by socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont, blocked a bill that would make it possible for the scandal-plagued VA to fire employees based on poor performance, the Washington Free Beacon said. The move, Twitchy added, was described by one Twitter user as a "slap in the face" to veterans.

The bill passed the House with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 390 to 33 on Wednesday. All of the "no" votes came from Democrats.