The package of legislation to come out of that vile place screams to heaven itself how far gone this nation is and how nothing can be done to reverse the inevitable slide into decay and mediocrity.
One thing I am more and more convinced of with the passing of each week - the fact that former Senators/Congressmen are allowed to serve as lobbyists for industry once they are either defeated in an election or choose to retire is a major source of the scum that floats on the surface of the water in Washington D.C.
Get rid of that and institute term limits and maybe we can eliminate some of the ills that afflict DC.
Tim Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the 'cliff' dealThe "fiscal cliff" legislation passed this week included $76 billion in special-interest tax credits for the likes of General Electric, Hollywood and even Captain Morgan. But these subsidies weren't the fruit of eleventh-hour lobbying conducted on the cliff's edge -- they were crafted back in August in a Senate committee, and they sat dormant until the White House reportedly insisted on them this week.