Congress 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.


  1. Yes, one can point the finger in blame at them... but three fingers are still pointed back at the voter who put them there, after all...

  2. Every election year, before the vote, I write a column telling people that if they don't get out and vote, and vote for the right people, they've got no right to complain about the results. Doesn't seem to be working ...