Monday, March 15, 2010

Reid, Pelosi, and Sausages

No, this is not a porn post.
Will Rogers said that the two things you don't want to watch being made are legislation and sausage.

Well, to prove the point: the Senate this week is taking up discussion about the FAA reauthorization bill. Fine and dandy. I fly every week on business, and while I think the FAA could do a better job, they do get me safely from point a to point b. Never on time, but whaddaya want fer nuthing? Rubber biscuit? (If you don't get that joke, sigh, I'm old and you're too young. But I digress.)

I was reading The Foundry this evening, and noted this:
The Senate will continue work on H.R. 1586, the FAA reauthorization bill. Potential amendments include earmark reform, discretionary spending limits and the continuation of the DC school choice program.
Now, excuse me while I go off on a rant here, but WTF does DC school choice have to do with the FAA? Are all the little tykes in the DC school system going to end up as ATC controllers? And why oh why are we adding earmark reform to the freaking FAA funding bill?

I know, I know, the political realities are such that since the FAA bill must be passed, it's easier to tack on more controversial legislation than try to vote on it as a stand-alone bill. BUT THAT'S THE POINT!

You want to know why the Tea Parties are successful? Why no one trusts Washington? It's because Congressmen do stupid crap like this. IF they would simply vote on bills one at a time, then we would have all of that "transparency" that Obama said we'd get, along with debate about the FCC money and DC vouchers on CSPAN.

The Dems are touting the line of "let's have an up or down vote". OK, put your hiney where your mouth is. Here's a better idea...toss em all in the Potomac and let em all go down. Up Yours, Congress!

As much as I hate to say it, we'll have to throw all of the bums out. Thank GOD I can keep Paul Ryan and my brother in law can keep Bart Stupak.

H/T The Foundry

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