Thursday, December 13, 2012

God Save These United States!

In case you've been under a rock, the fiscal cliff approaches.  What's our government doing, meanwhile?

What could possibly top Bernie Sanders, the great Senator from Vermont, killing 8 hours, 37 minutes of senate floor time on a tirade?

How about Missouri Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer's (pictured here) ground breaking legislation introduced today, HR 5817, which proposes to relax the law that requires your financial institutions send you a privacy statement in the mail once a year that says they share your data with whomever the hell they'd like?  He figures it's a waste of paper.  I agree.  Maybe that even makes him an environmentalist.

Doesn't he realize those privacy statements keep the Post Office afloat? 

That's the answer!  A special tax on banks to fill the budget hole at the Post Office!

Maybe tomorrow someone will do something useful...