Monday, August 08, 2005


I have two prevailing theories about why Congress, and by extenstion the media, consistently pass terrible bills then fall all over themselves with congratulations:

1. Americans are so stupid and gullible that they don't realize they're walking the short flight of stairs to the gallows.

2. The machinations of our capitalist society are so demanding that nobody has the time to actually follow what's being done in our names.

The latest boondoggle is the engergy bill. America use to be visionary about the direction in which our society is heading. If that were the case today, this bill would have never seen the light of day. It does nothing for "the public" but gives plenty to the oil companies which are already drowing in record profits. As a piece of public policy it's already a decomposing corpse, but from the media coverage you would think a watershed moment in American energy policy had just occured. It's worth nothing. If you think gas prices are going to come down please see #1 and #2 above.

Other bills that fall into this category courteousy of the 108th & 109th Congress:

1. Medicare Bill
2. Bankruptcy bill

All of these are horribly bad bills for "the public," (in the case of CAFTA the American public AND the Central American public) but, as always, they are gifts wrapped in golden bows to the corporate lobbyists who bankroll political campaigns and actually write our legislation. Joe Biden and his predatory lending vampires out of Deleware come to mind (Bankruptcy Bill).

Hem and haw about "Right" vs "Left" all you want. We're all getting screwed by both sides of the aisle. The U.S. government is a bad joke and a living nightmare.



Nedhead said...

"We're all getting screwed by both sides of the aisle"

Truer words have never been said. They're not even bothering with lube anymore, the bastards.

Crackpot Press said...

I believe it was "The Washingtonienne" who once said... I can't believe he tried to fuck me in the ass without even buying me a drink first.


Crackpot Press said...

Lube would be nice. Something "democracy" flavored.