First we had the TARP bailout last fall — the troubled assets relief program.
Congress spent about $750 billion to fix the economy.
Things got worse and Congress doesn't even know what happened to a big chunk of the money.
This week, Congress ignored all those promises for bipartisanship and transparency by locking the Republicans out of the room, holing up in secret middle of the night meetings, and then hurriedly voting on an 1,100 page bill that not one of the Senate or House members had the time to even read, much less understand.
They were in such a hurry to get this passed, that they didn't have a name for it, so in the interest of public service, I'd like to offer a title for this massive spending bill: The Congressional Relief Action Program.
What could be more appropriate than calling it what it is and what it's likely to be in really helping bring jobs other than the guaranteed employment for the 35,000 lobbyists in Washington who will now be going crazy trying to find ways to get a chunk of the Congressional Relief Action Program money for their clients.
And they will surely find a way — they always do.
But you can rest assured that Congress had you in mind when they passed this Congressional Relief Action Program. They knew that you if you knew what this Congressional Relief Action Program had in it, you'd be ready to kick the Congressional Relief Action Program out of them so they passed it before you or they could read it.
Of course, when the people of this nation get tired of this Congressional Relief Action Program, they can do something about it.
You can vote these guys out of office and tell them that you aren't going to take their Congressional Relief Action Program anymore.
That's my view, I would love to hear yours. E-mail your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org