Even so-called moderates like Collin Peterson admit that Congress doesn’t know what’s in the bill. With the August recess looming, they’ll be able to read every single page of it:

A Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, agrees. “The members don’t even understand what’s in it,” he confessed of the legislation. As for his constituents? They are “not exactly sure what this is about, and they’re not really sure whether they like it or not.”

It’s been a bad week for Collin Peterson. First he said that his district is infested with 9/11 Truthers. Now he says that legislators don’t know what’s in the bill, which means that his constituents don’t know either.

I think it’s time that Peterson should spend the first part of the August recess reading the bill. He shouldthen spend the second part holding townhall meetings with his constituents explaining the bill to them. The townhalls would allow his to constituents to learn about the bill just like it would allow him to reconnect with them.

That sounds like a win-win situation to me. Now let’s see if he completes his assignment.

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