I'd say these members of Congress ought to be ashamed of their behavior and taking care of themselves first when it comes to fixing any of this budget sequester debacle that's causing real pain and economic harm to many of the most vulnerable among us, but as Jon Stewart noted in his opening segment this Monday, they really do have no shame.
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took Congress to task on Monday night for funding air traffic controllers because they were personally affected by flight delays.
“We all know that if you look up Congress in the dictionary it says, ‘Do-nothing fucktards who couldn’t solve a problem if it was eating them alive anus first,’ he said. ”
Congress failed to avert across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester earlier this year. The indiscriminate cuts have wrought havoc on a number of federal programs, particularly those that provide aid to the poor and needy.
But faced with having to personally experience flight delays at airports because of the cuts, Congress moved fast to remedy the problem.
“Congress doesn’t care about meals-on-wheels unless it is rolling down an aisle,” Stewart joked.
He noted legislators were not even embarrassed to have so plainly acted in their own self-interest. In fact, they congratulated themselves, leading Stewart to coin the new term, “congratsturbating.”
Correspondent Aasif Mandvi followed up with some "man on the street" interviews with some less powerful victims of these sequester cuts, such as soup kitchens and cancer treatment centers, where he discovered these cuts weren't quite the joke that some of the pundits in our media have been making them out to be.