No, I’m not kidding. Congress apparently passed a bill that wasn’t prepared to be signed. They then had to pass another continuing resolution to keep the government running in the meantime. If that’s not the perfect metaphor for how awful our federal government is, then one doesn’t exist.

Just when you think congress and the White House can’t show themselves to be any more ridiculous, they set their beer down and jump into a tank full of piranhas just to prove you wrong. It’s bad enough no one actually read the bill, but to pass a bill that wasn’t even ready to be signed? Does that mean there are provisions still being massaged after it has been voted on by both chambers? I’m not sure, but if the bill wasn’t ready, why not give members of congress more time to sort through it?

Of course, we know the answer to that. The point was to pass this monstrosity at all costs, not actually do the work of governing responsibly in the process. The omnibus didn’t need to be rushed through since a continuing resolution was obviously possible, but it was rushed through anyway because the oligarchs who run the country don’t even care about keeping pretenses up anymore. It’s unbelievable, yet totally believable at the same time.

And speaking of things that are unbelievable, the more we learn about the contents of the omnibus, the worse they get. Dan