In one week, Congress achieved two-thirds support for a bill allowing victims of bankruptcy to keep their guns and failed to achieve the same two-thirds support for a bill to grant health care to 9/11 responders.
This is good, because it means that even after these responders use up all their life savings seeking treatment for the airborne chemical-induced emphysema that makes each new breath a living nightmare, they'll still have something to shoot themselves in the face with. Thanks, Congress!
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REP. KEVIN BRADY (R-TX): You suck. I hate you. Everybody hates you.
TIM GEITHNER: That's not true. Everybody hates the economic crisis, which is what I'm trying to fix.
REP. KEVIN BRADY: No. In the last nine months you, personally, have fired millions of people from their jobs. I think you need a hobby. One that does not involve singlehandedly destroying our economy. If you like numbers, perhaps you should try Sudoku.
TIM GEITHNER: Do you not even remember the past eight years?
REP. KEVIN BRADY: Maybe I'd have more time to remember things if I didn't have to spend all my time worrying about you destroying our economy.
TIM GEITHNER: Jesus fucking Christ.
REP. KEVIN BRADY: I demand that you resign, right now. Give me the keys to your office. And your tie.
TIM GEITHNER: Are you serious?
REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA): Kevin! You stole my line!
SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D-NY): Hey, can we talk about Chinese currency manipulation for a sec?
TIM GEITHNER: Yes, fine, I'll get on that, Chuck, but ISN'T IT INTERESTING that I can singlehandedly destroy the economy yet I have to ask all these other people before I can impose a few simple trade sanctions on China? Isn't that INTERESTING, Rep. Brady?
REP. KEVIN BRADY: I CAN'T HEAR YOU. I'M SHOUTING TOO LOUD.
The End! (Except, you know, not.)
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Protesters who attended Saturday's Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.
Rep. Kevin Brady asked for an explanation of why the government-run subway system didn't, in his view, adequately prepare for this past weekend's rally to protest government spending and government services.
The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washington's Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.
We now return you to your regularly depressing outlook on society.
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