how a stupid fucked up bill based on a lie doesn’t become a law
today’s lesson: an exercise in performative-nonsense bullshit
just a quick one today, because it perfectly illustrates the point I was making yesterday: the Republican-led 118th Congress is going to waste everyone’s time on pointless performative-nonsense bullshit that will end up accomplishing nothing.
case in point: yesterday, House Republicans passed their first bill yesterday, HR23, to “claw back” the funds allocated to hire 87,000 IRS employees.
(let’s set aside the fact that the bill is based on a lie. the IRS is hiring 87,000 employees, not agents, over a ten-year [not one-year] period, and most of those employees will not be auditors, but rather the people who perform office tasks such as answering the phone when you call with a question. but you knew that already. which makes you more informed than the average Fox News viewer.)
ok, so what happens now?
spoiler alert: nothing.
the bill now goes to the Senate, where it will die a very cold and lonely death. a vote on it will most likely never come to the floor.
and let’s suppose that for some bizarre brain-worm reason, the Senate passes the bill? the White House has already announced it will veto it.
any way you slice it, HR23 is dead on arrival.
so there you go folks, your 118th Congress in action. get ready for two very long years of this
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