Why no 'super-majority' passage -Reply
Swerdlin at COEFS.COE.UNT.EDU
Wed Apr 17 10:32:00 MDT 1996
Dean Fairbrother & Ken Wyman:
There is no magical definition of what is necessary to pass a
bill in Congress. Personally, the need of a simple majority seems
reasonable to me. This is not a new feeling however. Comparably,
the sam feeling exists regarding state legislatures and city
Relatedly, there are of course different majority requirements in
certain situations. These too serve a purpose.
Overall, i don't see a special need for a special majority in the
case of a tax bill. Taxes fund services, despite the habit if
frustrated people using "taxes" as a perennial scapegoat.
My speculation is that the special majority issue is not on the
nmind of most voters in 1996.
(swerdlin at coefs.coe.unt.edu)
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