One instance of a time when action in politics was presented as a need over reflection is the No Child Left Behind law that was passed in merely a few months despite its being many, many pages. President George Bush was able to convince Ted Kennedy that the bill was worthy; won over, Kennedy gave his support, shephered the bill through the Senate, and the bill was passed. It was not long after its passage, that Kennedy changed his mind and withdrew his support of this bill--but too late.
This example is used merely to demonstrate how, given the time to read bills and think about all their ramifications may produce different results. There are many bills that congressmen have voted for without really knowing what is in them. Scary, indeed.