Do You Smell Something? No, It's not Pepe LePew - It's the Senate.
April 29th was a day full of anniversaries of note. Most focused on the killing of Osama bin Laden, others on the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. We were going to do a post on it, but we didn't see much constructivity of noting how the world has changed since then. It really has for the good, but there's lots of work to do.
Nope, the other anniversary yesterday was the 3rd Anniversary of the last time the US Senate has passed a budget. Yep, nearly 1100 days ago, the Senate did it's job - and it has failed to do so since. Imagine if you didn't do a basic function of your $175,000 per year gig.... You think you'd still have the job? I know I wouldn't, but we re-elected almost all of them every six years.
I guess we'd have to put the blame on Harry Reid, since he's the Majority Leader - and he's a Class A moron. Being the leader, at least have the guts to submit a bill. Yeah, it's going to get ripped apart, but at least you tried. Better yet, get together with Mitch McConnell and put together SOMETHING of a bipartisan agreement to cut ANY mutually agreeable ideas. Anything is better than nothing. Except in Congress....
Yeah, we're doing a lot of Congress bashing this week. It's becuase we are headed to that terrible period where both parties bunker down, aiming to win every possible seat they can - and nothing gets done. They essentially will be wasting the next six months of your tax dollars - 25% of their term - just fighting to get re-elected. Funny part is, if they DID just do their job, they'd all get re-elected. The Senate has long been called the Place Where Good Bills Go to Die. Sometimes it's true, sometimes it's not. Not everything that come sout of the House should be passed. But, at least come up with your own idea... Oh, we forgot - you're busy blowing out those candles! Don't forget to make a wish.... We know we will.