The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Placeholder Congress Passes Placeholder Bill

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Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA).

Via Tertium Quids, we get a peek at the laziest Congress in history:

What Do Prince and H.R. 1586 Have in Common?

Give up?

Both have adopted highly unconventional names in their lifetimes. In Prince’s case, it was the adoption of a symbol to protest Warner Brothers’ artistic and financial control of his output.

Following suit, H.R. 1586 has adopted the name, the “______Act of____,” apparently because of the haste with which the Senate wanted to pass the bill last week.

It speaks volumes that the "most ethical Congress in history" is too busy to be bothered with little details like this. Shoot, they can't even be bothered to pass a budget, and that's something that's actually required by the Constitution.

But toss something way outside the bounds of that document at them—like propping up failed banks or federalizing the healthcare system—and they rush right in with nary a thought.

I would say that this is all the work you'd expect for the price, except this Congress is costing us trillions. So where's my money's worth?



#1 captainfish 09-Aug-2010

OH.  Bet you couldn't guess its a tax bill:

"H.R. 1586 would impose an additional tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients."

#2 Kevin 10-Aug-2010

At least Barney is looking better.  That's a very good photo of him.

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