Friday, April 26, 2013

Sequester fix flies through Congress

The same Congress that requires six months of heavy negotiations before it bring any single bill of import to the floor for another few weeks or months of stalling and grandstanding before they can finally block an simple majority vote managed to pass the "Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013" through both houses in mere hours. It passed through the Senate late yesterday by unanimous consent and by mid-afternoon today, John Boehner's normally non-functional House passed it with a few dissenters. It's presently on Obama's desk awaiting signature. He will surely sign it despite threatening to veto any piecemeal fixes.

Nothing motivates our Congresscreatures like their own inconvenience. So huzzah for the frequent fliers which of course includes that august body on Captiol Hill. No more hanging around the airport bars for an extra hour or getting stuck on the tarmac for more than 15 minutes waiting for takeoff. And if you were expecting the media to call them out on this gross display of self-interest -- don't be holding the breath lest you asphyxiate.

This tweet tells you everything you need to know about where our media watchdogs lie:

They're frequent fliers too.

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