And this is just the beginning of a legislative process that has become so corrupted it’s a wonder we bother to elect members of Congress anymore. Once the Senate Finance Committee passes their health care bill, three Senators – Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-WV), Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and HELP Committee member Chris Dodd (D-CT) – will meet in secret with their staff to produce a final bill.

Think about it: All of the power of the United States Senate to transform one-sixth of our economy will be in the hands of three men and their aides. It’s government by staff, aided by lobbyists, for the benefit of bureaucrats.

No wonder so many Democrats in Congress are so dead set against having members read – and more importantly, allowing the American people to read – bills before they vote on them.