June 28, 2013
This all looks so distressingly, depressingly familiar.
People working on Capitol Hill have spent months building a massive bill that would greatly expand federal power and reach while raining gifts on favored constituencies.
At the last moment, the introduction of an equally massive amended version has thrown the process into darkness and the potential effects of the legislation into confusion. Once again, we won’t really know what is in a piece of legislation that will affect the lives of every American — and millions of unlawful trespassers on American soil — until it passes.