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January 5th, 2013

Congressional fail, or: Ironic clapping

Okay, so let’s see: Congress hasn’t passed a budget since 2010. In August, 2011, they approved the Budget Control Act, which made automatic spending cuts and tax increases if Congress didn’t act on the budget by January 1st, 2013. At around 2 a.m. on January 1st – technically late – they passed legislation that kicks the problem a few months further down the road, increases taxes, and does absolutely nothing to reduce spending. And they didn’t even take a few minutes to approve disaster relief for people left destitute by Superstorm Sandy.

*slow, ironic clapping*  Well done, Congress. Well done.

But we can’t just blame them: Despite a 10 percent approval rating, in 2012 we reelected 91% of those crooks and morons.

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