WH's "Fast Track" bill raises questions for many

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Sat Nov 8 15:38:19 MST 1997


At 01:03 PM 11/8/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Has anyone researched what exactly is included in this hyped so-called
>"fast track" bill?  No wonder they want it passed so much - there's so
>much junk in there that no one even talks about.  The media? Naw.  The
>WH.  Naw.  Our prez?  Naw. They wanna slip this stuff by as quietly as
>Talk about being "Slick!?"

The problem is not so much what is in it but rather what is not in it.
Ordinarily, 'fast track' legislation is created to limit added amendments
that can drag out debate, many of which are unrelated to the legislation
itself. This is a little different in that clinton wants this to apply to
trade agreements he negotiates. When he is ready there will be a straight up
or down vote by congress. This means he can come up with some highly
desirable agreement then throw other junk in like the firearms ban (this ban
is real and comes from WH sources) making it difficult or impossible to vote
the whole thing down for some small thing like that.

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