The elected officials responsible for creating and passing the bill will then claim that they have no idea who put that in there.
We then end up with ridiculous laws and no one to blame for them.
Portions of huge bills like the Affordable Care Act are written by anonymous staffers, lawyers and special interest groups behind closed doors. They hope no one will notice what they put in there until after the bill becomes law and it’s too late to do anything about it.
The White House has a web page titled, “Transparency and Open Government” where President Obama states, “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” Let’s put that to the test.
Please sign my White House petition asking President Obama to advocate for a law requiring that any new legislation identify all persons who contribute to its creation. Every bill created by Congress should be required to identify all persons involved in the creation of the bill and which section of the bill they wrote. Every section or paragraph must have a name attached to it before the bill can be voted on. The link is provided below.