Quote of the week

Remember that Pelosian nonsense about “we have to pass the bill to know what’s in it?” Well, the bill got passed, and we still don’t know what’s in it:

In America today you might be “legally” part-time even though you work fifty hours a week, or “legally” full-time even though you only work twenty-five hours a week. You might be a full-time employee for the purposes of one law, and unemployed for the purposes of another law. The law could say clearly and unambiguously that teachers are part-time, and the judge could rule that they work full time. What’s “legally” true is whatever the judge says; what’s “legally” true no longer has much connection with reality.

In which case, this is the next stage:

It seems like Congress would find it less painful simply to pass a bill that’s a collection of random words — or letters, if words are too constraining. Title it “An Act for Amelioration of Problems,” and fill it with greeking. The Republicans can say it’s a tax cut for all Americans. The Democrats can say it’s a tax increase on the rich. They can both say it balances the budget and eliminates the deficit. The courts will tell us what we must do to avoid a fine and prison.

On second thought, this might be the current stage.

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    29 December 2012 · 1:10 am

    The Lorem Ipsum Act of A Week Ago Last Thursday! Ah, yes.

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