Transparancy! 83% of Americans Believe Congress Should Post Bills Online For”We the People” to Read Before Voting On Them
A note to President Obama and the Congress … THIS IS A MANDATE!
A resounding 83% of Americans say that Congress should post all bills on the Internet so that “WE THE PEOPLE” can read them before they are voted on. Can you say a TRANSPARENCY MANDATE! Try and get 83% of Americans to agree on anything. They have and they want their politicians to inform them of legislation prior to votes.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of U.S. voters say legislation should be posted online in final form and available for everyone to read before Congress votes on it. The only exception would be for extreme emergencies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only six percent (6%) of voters disagree with this approach while 10% are not sure.
And none of this 72 hour nonsense. We the People are sick and tired of the political games on both sides of the aisle. The Obama Administration was supposed to be about transparency. Hardly!
Of those who favor posting congressional bills in their final form on the Internet, 64% say they should be available to the public two weeks or more before Congress votes and 29% favor posting bills one week before a vote. Just four percent (4%) think three days before a congressional vote is soon enough, while one percent (1%) say one day is enough.
If Congress resists, those opposing the will of 83% of the people will surely be provided a pink slip and sent packing.