Our friends at Patients First just released a clever little video on the (no longer smoky) backroom dealings taking place in the Senate over health care reform. Check it out here:

Yet again… why is it even up for discussion that Congress:

  1. Read the bills
  2. Allow citizens access to the bills in a timely fashion

I mean, did that whole “elected” part of the “elected officials” thing slip legislators’ minds, or what? After all, the Declaration of Independence does state that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” – which should imply that Congresscritters are, you know, supposed to represent their constituents.