Obama wants fine-print police for consumer products – and that’s good, I guess.
“Those ridiculous contracts with pages of fine print that no one can figure out — those things will be a thing of the past,” the president said in a statement accompanying the 152-page draft bill. “And enforcement will be the rule, not the exception.”
Let’s face it, credit card companies have used complicated lawyer speak on their policies and statements for years.
I have to wonder though, if Obama is so upset at long, complicated pages from seller to consumer, why doesn’t he apply that to Congress?
We have a cap and trade bill passing the house, with hundreds of pages, millions of dollars, doing it in a hurry, and admittedly our lawmakers haven’t even read it.
Says Michelle Malkin:
When I live-blogged the House debate on cap-and-tax last Friday, I noted the existence of a “placeholder” in the bill. Rep. Joe Barton mentioned it was unprecedented to have such a mechanism (allowing bill-writers to insert language to be determined after the law was approved) in a bill up for final passage. Later, I noted that Barney Frank explained on the floor on Friday that the placeholder in the cap and trade bill apparently will deal with regulations of financial derivatives market associated with reducing carbon emissions. Frank said he was confident a “good system will be in place.”
Michelle wants to know:
Now, since everyone in Washington is so concerned with fine print, why don’t they show us the fine print of the missing section of this bill.
I agree, I want to know too.