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Friday, December 25, 2015 ISSUE #853

Weekly Comments: Congress plays Santa Claus

      The Republican Congress passed a Democrat budget bill. Instead of trying to reduce our $19 Trillion debt, Congress and the President are adding another half Trillion dollars.

      The bill was loaded with Christmas presents for practically everybody that votes. It’s the exact opposite of most Christmas presents because these will be paid for by the children and grandchildren. See, they’re too young to vote now. By the time they can vote Congress will likely pass even more expensive budget bills that will draw their attention away from this one.

          When you write a bill that’s 2000 pages of fine print you can pack a whole lot of secret gifts in there. You can bet those Congressmen and Senators that voted for a 2000 page bill only read the handful of pages that had some special favors for their favorite voters. As to any appropriations they might be strongly opposed to, well, they just ignored ‘em.

          If you have youngins in the family, and you are fortunate enough to take in some extra dough from components of this appropriation such as oil exports or a solar subsidy, you should squirrel away a big chunk of it for the kids. When they start paying taxes they’re gonna need all the dough they can get.

Historic Christmas quotes by Will Rogers:

“I am too busy replacing presents to write today. I bought some mechanical and electric things for the kids and wore 'em out playing with 'em myself.” DT #120, Dec. 23, 1926 

“Well, the neckties were all red and the socks were all too small.  So there is practically nothing I can do but just sit and wait for another holiday.”  DT# 441, Dec. 25, 1927

“This has been the hottest day we have had in California in years. Everybody that is not at the beach is huddled under the thousands of outdoor Christmas trees to get in the shade. Even the imitation snow is melting. All Santa Clauses are in bathing suits and wearing a palm leaf fan for whiskers.”  DT# 1065, Dec. 24, 1929

“Merry Christmas....  Men, act surprised this morning as if you didn't know the tie was coming.”  DT #121, Dec. 24, 1926

“Well, Christmas has passed. I was just thinking if there was some way to make the Christmas spirit continue during the other days of the year, why we would be the most happy and wonderful Nation on Earth. Gosh, if all of us that was able would just feed and do things for folks without waiting till Christmas. I think we mean well, but we just sorter got in our heads that about one day a year pays our obligations off, then we swell up and hide our Conscience till the next gift day comes along.” WA #628, Jan 6 1935

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