Last week, headlines across the country told of Congress’s last-minute rush to pass what amounts to a federal budget.
For fiscal year 2016.
Which began on October 1.
Only with the U.S. Congress does anyone think that finally getting around to meeting a deadline that passed six weeks ago amounts to a “rush.”
Unless, of course, it’s the White House press corps (or is it press corpse?) that reports so unthinkingly, unanalytically, and uncritically on that Congress.
“Rush”? After blowing their deadline by nearly two months, the only thing members of Congress were rushing to do last week was to beat it out of town for the holidays.
Congress takes a lot of holidays: this time around, two-and-a-half weeks for the House and three-and-a-half weeks plus the Senate.
Nice work if you can get it.