Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Cost of Reading the Constitution

The suddenly cost conscious Vanity Fair is lamenting the fact that Republicans are wasting, wasting!, about $1.1 million to read the Constitution aloud this morning!

You remember the Constitution?  According to Vanity Fair it;s "a document whose recent relevance is due largely to the ideological and sartorial interests of the Tea Party."

Thank you, Tea Party.

No, instead of working this morning, solving the nation's ills, the House will be frittering away time reading the Constitution; that costs money!  While they're wasting time doing that, coffee machines are running, the security staff is working, the staff is working...

When one chamber of Congress is in session but not working, we the people still have to pay for members’ salaries and expenses, and for their police protection, and for keeping their lights and phones and coffee machines on. Even Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) combined don’t blow enough hot air to heat the Capitol in January.

I wonder how much money Vanity Fair wasted consulting this guy and how much time was wasted setting this to print?


Quite Rightly said...

This opposition just goes to show how afraid Lefties are of the U.S. Constitution and the high regard in which it is held in this country.

Jubal Harshaw said...

As these people have sworn to uphold the constitution, I believe it would be nice if they knew what is in it.
For the Lieutenant, RIP

Tina said...

I vote we immediately cut expenses by cancelling all congressional subscriptions to Vanity Fair!

And next, I move that both houses of Congress, once they've repealed the health care bill, send all their 15,000 aides home, and then do nothing but read the Constitution aloud until the end of the term.

Just a conservative girl said...

They are worried about the coffee machines? Stunning, just stunning.

The sanitized "verison" that they read was pretty sickening and I was more than a little concerned that no one really bothered to stick around to hear it. It is high time that we stop white washing our history. Not all of it is pretty, but it is ours and we should be embracing it.

But, what I really would like is for them to actually understand it and follow it. Sadly, this exercise isn't going to help with that. At least for the time being. The Tea Party has much work to do.

Charlene said...

The Constitution of the United States is not a document I fear. Pay attention now because you will soon know who to fear, and it is not our founding document.

A hint: The GOP, you know all those women and men the Tea Party slavishly voted in, are the ones to fear. After all, they are the ones who sanitized the reading of the Constitution today.

As to saving money on congressional expenses, check out what kind of plane Mr. Boehner takes back home and to his golf outings with his corporate masters.

Fenway_Nation said...

Will it be as nice as Pelosi's Gulfstream she flew around in on our dime, Charlene?

Will the golf courses Behner goes to be as nice as the ones 0bama frequents while American GI's and allied heads of state are being laid to rest?

Will your passive-agressive trolling grow on the rest of us?