So certainly, asking for 72 hours is not asking too much!
The following is cross-posted at www.fiscalaccountability.org:
A memo to those in the U.S. House of Representatives who are holding up the discharge petition on the 72-hour bill, which would force a vote on the bill requiring the online posting of all legislation and conference reports for 72 hours before floor consideration.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of U.S. voters say legislation should be posted online in final form and available for everyone to read before Congress votes on it. The only exception would be for extreme emergencies.A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds only six percent (6%) of voters disagree with this approach while 10% are not sure.
Of those who favor posting congressional bills in their final form on the Internet, 64% say they should be available to the public two weeks or more before Congress votes and 29% favor posting bills one week before a vote. Just four percent (4%) think three days before a congressional vote is soon enough, while one percent (1%) say one day is enough.