Big Government has an article today about C-Span sending a letter to congressional leadership asking for cameras to be present during the meeting for the final healthcare bill. The response from Nancy and Chris, “We don’t know if there is going to be a conference.”
Just before New Year’s, C-SPAN Chairman and CEO Brian Lamb sent a letter to Congressional leadership, requesting permission to televise negotiations around the final health care reform legislation. The letter was addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, GOP Leader Rep. John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
The letter notes:
Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the Chambers, we respectfully request that you all the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every American.
Of course, just days after receiving the offer from C-SPAN, Democrats resumed private negotiations behind close doors:
Congressional Democrats are embarking on an abbreviated negotiation to save Reid the hassle of overcoming more procedural hurdles, but that means the resulting negotiations will be held behind closed-doors as the various stakeholders push for final changes. Liberal Democrats in the House have taken exception with the revised process, but most aides argue a drawn-out conference negotiation would give Senate Republicans too many opportunities to derail the process.
Remember all that talk from Barry on the campaign trail about healthcare and about C-Span cameras in the room when healthcare was going to be debated?
When the lies become so incredibly blatant, just remember illegal alien amnesty, the 2010 US Census, and the dems ranks growing enough to re-elect all of these traitors.
Hit the link for the actual letter.