April 29, 2009 was 1000 days ago. It was also the last time the U.S. Senate passed a budget. Under Democrat Harry Reid's (D-NV) leadership, the Senate has abdicated one of its primary responsibilities. What could be more important in these turbulent times than formulating, debating, and ultimately passing a budget for the national government? Of all the outrageous inadequacies of Reid's term as Majority Leader, this is the most egregious.
On May 24, 2011, the Democrat-controlled Senate voted down 4 different budget proposals, one each from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), and oh yeah, former Senator Barack Obama (D-Il). Dear Leader's budget proposal was narrowly defeated, 97-0. Surely with all this nay-saying, the Reid Senate has a plan of its own to guide the United States out of the current fiscal abyss. You'd think so wouldn't you? You'd be wrong. Reid and his merry band of Democrat slackers are more concerned with the political ramifications of the budgeting process than they are the effects of their rampant spending on the U.S. taxpayer.
Maybe 1000 days isn't enough time for the Senate to formulate and present its own budget plan. Just how long of a time is 1000 days? Well, 1000 days is.....
- long enough for McDonalds to sell 9 billion lbs of french fries
- long enough for the Washington Nationals to lose 202 baseball games
- longer than the COMBINED marriages of :
- Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
- Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd
- Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
- Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (no, not the Seinfeld guy)
- Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
- Nicholas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley
- Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock
- Michelle Phillips and Dennis Hopper
- Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
- Kim Khardashian and Kris Humphries
- and most importantly, long enough for the United States Government to spend 9.7 trillion dollars of Other People's Money. (that is $1,077 for every pound of french fries sold by McDonalds worldwide!)
I'd say it's time for the Reid Senate to get off its collective keister, and get back to the business of the people. Read more about this monumental failure of leadership at the most excellent Heritage Foundation blog, and talk more about it on the Sahib and the Crew Save the World Facebook page. See you there!
I am so tired of living in a Kurt Vonnegut novel. We are living through some very epic CORRUPTION where the world seems entirely off kilter. TY for the french fry equation. It somehow all makes more sense when viewed against potato poundage.ReplyDelete
One of the best comments we've had! Love potato poundage.ReplyDelete
I can see it now....forget about GDP, unemployment figures, houseing starts, durable goods sold, blah blah blah. The new economic indicator in town is the FFR, French Fry Ratio.ReplyDelete