Many people are upset because the House of Representatives is refusing to adopt a budget for the nation unless the president agrees to include an amendment that would make changes to the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.
People have good reason to be upset at this example of bribery, but they should not be surprised. Our lawmakers frequently vote on bills that include amendments that have nothing at all to do with the purpose of the bill. It is common practice.
All bills should be “clean,” meaning that no amendments are attached that are unrelated to the bill itself. To do otherwise is a form of dishonesty. Too often, the voting process is corrupt.
The American people deserve clean, straightforward legislation that is voted up or down on on its merits. Period.