Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exception to the Rule

Rule: Because of the filibuster rule, you need a super-majority of at least 60 votes even to bring any bill or nomination issue to the floor of the U.S. Senate to be considered because -- don't laugh, now -- it's the "world's greatest deliberative body."

Exception to the rule: Unless that bill is something or someone Wall Street wants. In which case, a bare majority of 50 is enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CYA! Can't change the playas mid-game. The working class still has some money in their pockets that hasn't been fleeced.