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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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kerkevik
Jan. 5th, 2013 06:54 am (UTC)
Oh dear; not the claps? Again?

;-)

Ray.
ozma914
Jan. 5th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
Hm ... you gave me an idea of how to fix things. What if we had some of those firefighting airplanes make huge drops of penicillin on Washington, D.C.?
kerkevik
Jan. 5th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Too much Pinky and the Brain, my friend; far too much ;-)

Ray.
ozma914
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:19 am (UTC)
I've only watched Pinky and the Brain two or three times ... *is ashamed*
kerkevik
Jan. 6th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
A major gap in your cultural education, my friend :-)

Just posted another fic; 4 so far this year :-)

E-mailed them to you as well; I'd love to know what you think of them. Here's hoping you both have a better, healthier year than the last.

And don't forget to spend your coming riches wisely ;-)

Goddess go with you,
'tis ok to be Takei,
Ray.
ozma914
Jan. 8th, 2013 06:47 am (UTC)
I've been reading them during my lunch breaks, but haven't had a whole lot of time to comment. That's quite a goal you've set for yourself!
lynnylou
Jan. 5th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
They just want to keep dragging their feet instead of doing anything about the problem.
ozma914
Jan. 5th, 2013 08:06 am (UTC)
Yes, and their reward for dropping the problem into the laps of our grandchildren was ... a pay raise.
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ozma914
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
Well, like most proud Americans, I'm a mutt from many countries ...
xenaclone
Jan. 5th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they should earn nothing more until they pass some sensible legislation?
ozma914
Jan. 6th, 2013 08:24 am (UTC)
Well, they'd starve to death ...

I'm not sure I see any downside to that idea.
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