Did they have to use "ghost votes" to get this one
Looks like it was another use of the "gut and amend" process, which has been controversial for years since it bypasses all of the public comment rights that are afforded by the operation of the committee process. (But since when do the Dems believe in hearing what we, the "ignorant public" have to say?) The Assembly's been standing by to receive this bill all afternoon.
"Gut and amend" to dictate the contents of a bill with no comment or oversight. Follow that with "ghost voting" for legislators who are not present. A small number of ambitious people can pass anything they want. The Kalifornia Politburo has seized control of the government. The "people" are too busy frolicking in the sunshine to notice they have completely lost control and representation.
posted on 08/27/2004 9:14:24 PM PDT
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