Congress Gives Themselves a Raise

Because they gave away billions… no wait, over a trillion dollars of taxpayer’s money…

… because in order to approve %750 billion of it, they had to add $150 billion in pork…

… because they pressured banks to lend money to people to buy houses they couldn’t afford…

… because the same people like Barney Frank who helped cause this mess are now charged with trying to fix it so that they can cover up their mistakes…

… because all this inflated the dollar against other countries…

… because all this ruptured the economy to that our 401(k)s are now worth only 101(k)…

… because our national debt has so many digits now, the numbers no longer fit on the national debt clock…

… because a single individual can perpetrate a %50 billion ponzi scheme under the nose of the SEC…

… because they have a 9% approval rating because they focused instead on congressional hearings about steroid use in baseball …

… Congress decided to give themselves a raise. Job well done, guys. You totally defined “hubris” in a grand way.

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No, problem – I'll put it on plastic….

Oh boy.

The Senate voted Thursday to allow the national debt to swell to nearly $9 trillion, preventing a first-ever default on U.S. Treasury notes.

The bill passed by a 52-48 vote. The increase to $9 trillion represents about $30,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States. The bill now goes to President Bush for his signature.

Hey, and you were worried about *your* credit card debt. At what point do we all say “enough”, and re-boot the system?

$60,000?
$90,000?

Makes you want to quit work and get into some social program, or the military.

Somebody’s being paid with my money I send these clowns.

Is it you?

If it is, I want it back. (No credit cards accepted.)

-hattip Brietbart via Drudge

Debate, Declaim, Debacle

From a tip from my brother-in-law Joe:

CHIEFFER And our first question goes to Senator Kerry. Sir, your spending plans will cost over a trillion dollars. Your combined tax plans will cost $500 billion. How are you going to balance the budget?

KERRY Bob, I’m glad you asked me that question, but before I dodge it I’d like to thank you for moderating this debate, I’d like to thank Arizona State University for being such wonderful hosts and I’d like to thank Dick Cheney’s daughter for being a lesbian – in case anybody didn’t know.

Bob, as you know, this nation is on the brink of an apocalyptic catastrophe. Civilization as we know it is hanging on by a thread. Our culture has collapsed, our economy is in tatters, the human spirit is extinguished, children never laugh, God is dead, and families like Dick Cheney’s are ashamed of their daughters, one of whom is a lesbian. All of this is because of George Bush.

Did you know that right here in Arizona the average share of the national debt on a per capita basis is rising faster than the inverse of the median lost wages ratio of the typical swing voter in Ohio, Missouri and Florida combined?

Bob, when I’m president, we’re going to have a president as gloomy as this country should be. But the difference is that I have a plan to balance the budget. In fact I have seven plans. Seven and a half if you count the one I was working on in the limo, not even counting subclauses. When I’m president, our country is going to marry a really rich country, which will pay for everything. Thank you.

There’s more, and yes, he lampoons both candidates. Funny stuff, read the whole thing here.

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