Bill to ban lying to Congress
A budget amendment that would prohibit use of appropriated funds in lying to Congress. Its importance would be that any use of appropriated funds that is outside the purpose of the appropriation is a violation of the anti-deficiency Act, which bureaucrats worry about. Although since lying to Congress already is a crime, how much good this does may be doubtful.
How about a bill to ban anyone IN congress from lying??
The silence would be resounding.
Posted by: Roger at May 10, 2012 12:09 PM
Nah, they'd all keep saying what they already say, and defend its truth on the basis that "it all depends on what the meaning of 'is' is."
Posted by: wrangler5 at May 10, 2012 01:31 PM
So it is now going to be double-plus extra illegal to lie to Congress? But all they say is you can't use your allowance to lie to us, instead of saying you will lose your allowance or be grounded or have to do extra chores.
The lack of parenting is overwhelming.
Posted by: skidmark at May 11, 2012 04:56 AM
Heh. I like Roger's response. However, I do think that if they banned lying in congress, nothing would get done. It's not like they really do much to begin with...
Posted by: Sarah at May 11, 2012 05:04 AM
Mostly what they do in Congress is damage.
Posted by: wrangler5 at May 11, 2012 07:38 AM
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
- Mark Twain, a Biography
Posted by: Jim D. at May 11, 2012 11:16 AM