The U.S. Senate’s Disgrace


The news that the U.S. Senate passed its first budget in four years yesterday (by the skin-of-the-teeth vote of 50-49) heralds the utter disgrace of that body, the President, the government itself, and the nation.

Whether or not the impetus for the Senate to shake off its arrogant and irresponsible torpor and do the job commanded of it in the Constitution was really spurred by the passage of  HR 325, No Budget No Pay Act of 2013, that is sure what it looks like. Thus we are presented with a supposedly essential, honorable, patriotic and dedicated body that only chose to do its duty when its own paychecks were at risk. Meanwhile, over the past three years, a budgetless government spent money like a math-challenged teenager abusing his parents’ credit cards.

How despicable is this? I would find it less disgusting if the Senate showed that it really believed there were good reasons not to pass a budget, or at least that the Senators thought so, by refusing to do it again even though it would hit them in the wallets. This nauseating display alerts us, as if we didn’t already know, that this great country is being managed by 100 elected representatives who have no more sense of dedication or grasp of obligation than a middle school student council, and seemingly less. They actually had to be threatened to buckle down and do the jobs they were elected to do. And the threat involved money, clearly the only thing, other than power, that this revolting body cares about. The nation? The public? Right.

Gag! Ack! Blechh! Yechhh! Ptui! 

There are no words that can adequately express my contempt.

5 thoughts on “The U.S. Senate’s Disgrace

  1. You’ve gone too far this time.

    How dare you insult middle school student councils like that. Comparing them to the Senate. Have you no shame?

  2. The arrogance of the Congress is only exceeded by the arrogance of the Administration. Until they’re hit in their own pocket-books (and I don’t mean White House tours and East Egg rolls), they are happy (and proud of themselves) to live in their own, relatively untouchable, bubble of plenty.

    Armageddon is on the way, and it’s not budgetary… it’s attitudinal on the part of our national — using the term loosely — leadership.

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