Congress' Competence, Attention to Detail Strike Again
11:29 AM, Aug 9, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
So desperate is the United States Congress to spend $26 billion to bail out state governments—ensuring state governments have no incentive to stay within budgets, so that we can bail them out repeatedly until the end of time— that they didn't even name the bill.
Forget reading bills. They can't even get around to the short, self-congratulatory exercise of slapping an Orwellian name on the thing. It may be too late to change it:
Elsewhere, the bill is referred to as the XXXX Act of XXXX. Perhaps as fitting a title as possible for the perverse incentives it represents.