Friday Fun: How Fast Can Congress Read? (cap and trade)


At the time of creating this silly video and applet, there were 190,427 words in H.R. 2998, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Even reading at approximately 30 words a second, it would take over an hour to consume. The video only shows the first 60 seconds. You can view all 190,427 words for yourself, if you’ve got some time to kill (and some super-human reading skills).

And while this was created as a humorous tongue-in-cheek programming exercise, it’s actually a very serious issue (and problem). We believe Congress should Read The Bill and we’d love your support.