Jon Stewart blasts Congress’ selfish sequester fix

I’d written the other day about how Congress passed a “fix” to the sequester to get rid of the long lines at airports – ostensibly because congressmen fly everywhere, all the time, so long lines at the airport affect them directly. Jon Stewart has now weighed in as well.

The problem is that while Congress is helping itself, they’re doing nothing to help, for example, thousands of senior Medicare patients who just lost their chemotherapy because of the sequester cuts.

Jon Stewart on the sequester

Here’s Jon Stewart, in three parts:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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  • Butch1

    Nothing surprises me. One knows that he has to be a reflection of his constituency and that is very scary.

  • Van Swearingen

    It’s heartbreaking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.weldon Kurt Weldon

    Ten buck says this ass was voted INTO office for his stupidity and incompetence.

  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    Ah, yes, the end game of Reaganomics has shown itself again. See what else “trickles down” from welfare for the wealthy.

  • nicho

    Not gonna happen. The third party will be just as corrupt as the other two — because they will need to collect hundreds of millions of corporate dollars to play the game. If we don’t get money out of politics, you can have 50 parties — and they will all need megabucks to play the game.

  • Naja pallida

    All it proves is that Congress could fix things if they wanted to. They just don’t want to. They are thriving off keeping things broken.

  • Butch1

    “La Di Da?” That ass should be voted out of office for his stupidity and his incompetence. He just received an answer and it proved he didn’t have a clue what he was talking about so he goes after what the man said. What an ass. “La Di Da.” Really?

    This man came totally unprepared and started out pontificating in his blustering way. I suppose he thought he looked very authoritarian sitting up there condescending with his ” We are going to ask you a lot of questions,” trying to intimidate this fellow and then hits him with the most stupid question in the book. Did he want to be spoon fed the information? Where has he been?

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Next up, if I’m reading the media tea leaves correctly, is they’re going to rescind the sequester for the defense budget — because huge gobs of money are donated to Congressional campaigns directly from the military-industrial complex, which is why even a 5% cut in a budget that ought to be well on its way back down to peacetime levels, is deemed completely unacceptable. In fact, all the chickenhawks are demanding it be increased at least 5-10% each and every year in perpetuity.

    This isn’t going to stop until we start replacing them and stop settling for lesser evils.

  • Mike Meyer

    Congressderbating—Wasting the day on YOUR dollar.

    Third Party, Folks.

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