Though this is a fictional headline, it makes as much sense as this actual headline that appeared a week ago: House Democrats “Deem” Faux $1 Trillion Budget as “Passed”.
Under the cover of darkness, House Democrats “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget for 2010. During the late-night session of July 1, the procedural vote passed 215-210 with no Republicans voting in favor and 38 Democrats crossing the aisle to vote against deeming the faux budget resolution passed. Never before has the House failed to pass a budget, failed to propose a budget, and then deem the non-existent budget as passed as a means to avoid a direct, recorded vote on a budget. Because of this shady action, Congress now considers that they to have the right to spend additional taxpayer money.
Applying that kind of ridiculous logic, a ludicrous congressional parallel might be reasoned out as: “Since our national debt and deficit spending are rising faster than our space shuttle, we need to “deem” that one thirdf of every American's 401k and other retirement monies suddenly belong to the Federal Government instead of to you.” Of course, they would justify such an action as needed because we are experiencing a “national emergency.”
One wonders whether the House could deem the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill flow stopped and the environment cleaned up. Could congress deem the hundreds of billions of dollars they borrowed and spent from the Social Security “lock box” repaid? Could they deem our $13 trillion debt cancelled? Could they deem the 7.9 million people who are out of work suddenly employed and earning $100,000-250,000 per year? What about Cap and Trade? The list goes on and on.
One has to wonder whether he or she could "deem" their 2010 personal Federal Income Taxs already paid?
When one considers the wheeling and dealing and extravagant gift-giving that preceded the healthcare vote, one wonders what ever happened to honest, above-board, ethical, and in the true interest of the American people lawmaking. Is it any wonder a majority of Americans are disenchanted with congress and their disingenuous antics?
Actions like this hurt America and erode our way of life. Call or email your representative and voice your opinion. Insist upon honesty, integrity, and ask them to lay partisan politics aside.