Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner attend the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in segregated Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955: her act of defiance and the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott became important symbols of the modern civil rights movement. (Photo: Oliver Douliery / Pool via EPA / NBC News)
Does John Boehner always look pissed off?
That’s when the Dodd-Frank financial-reform bill came through the Senate.
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Responding to the insurance claims of property owners hit by last October’s super-storm Sandy, the House voted Friday to approve $9.7 billion in additional borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which covers property owners in flood-prone areas.
The news bugger is sick with a stomach bug, but I couldn’t resist posting this gem of a link:
“It’s time to take the gloves off, Jersey-style,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8th Dist. )
“It’s a disaster dealing with a disaster,” said LoBiondo.
“It’s the height of irresponsibility for the Republicans to adjourn the 112th Congress without even allowing us the opportunity to vote on a Sandy relief package,” Pascrell said. “They have turned their backs on those whose lives were destroyed and are still suffering from the devastation of this storm. Between this and their handling of the fiscal cliff, the GOP Leadership has shown they are incapable of even the most basic functions of governing.”
N.J. is pissed about the lack of Sandy relief fund bill. Obviously.
“Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.
Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?”
Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.”
If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on for the past two months regarding the fiscal cliff, read this.
Boehner was surprisingly flexible in the beginning, but then all hell broke loose.
Why Does Congress Suck?
In which John Green seeks to explain why the United States congress has become so astonishingly inefficient that it can’t even reach a compromise to avert disaster, and why—thanks to clever redistricting—most congresspeople are now incentivized not to work seriously on policy. Along the way there’s a bit of historical context, a lot of frustration, some screaming, and a celebration of the beginning of the 7th year of the vlogbrothers channel.
Thanks for sticking with us, nerdfighters. (And thanks for reading the entire dooblydoo!)
Basically, everything in this video.