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Or, As Bob Higgs Says, ‘Rob-O-Voters’

Here’s a letter to the New York Times:

Paul Krugman rightly complains about the “robo-signers” of mortgage-foreclosure documents (“The Mortgage Morass,” Oct. 15).  If robo-signing really occurred, it is inexcusable.  People should not have their lives affected by posers who sign and give life to legal documents without even reading the contents of these documents.

The same complaint, however, ought to be leveled against what we might call “robo-voters” – legislators who vote to give life to legislation without even reading the contents of the legislation.  If the robo-signing of mortgage-foreclosure documents justifies a moratorium on foreclosures, surely the robo-voting for, say, Obamacare justifies a moratorium on the implementation of that legislation – a massive legal document that was approved with the votes of many legislators who cannot possibly have read the entire bill before voting for its enactment.

Donald J. Boudreaux


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