Lawmakers say we need to lose weight. What difference does it mean to supersize or not when we can just go back for refills?
Blame it on Capital Hill and stress of overwork-work. Some guidance from the experts:
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) “I wish I didn’t have the five-minute rule. And I wish we didn’t have so many members. And I wish I could lose weight without dieting,” Frank said.
Wish for some good news about unemployment, the right person for the right position. Maybe if we spend more money we'll have more jobs.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) “A good diet is tough because with all the stress and long hours and the travel, you need all the energy you can get,” he said.
I'm sure that makes sense, I'm just not sure how it makes sense. The economy is down, but it's looking up. Usually when you're down you look up. Think of the language we use. OK, so it's looking better. Shouldn't it look good, then better, then best?
“When I’m home on the ranch, I walk a lot, and luckily, on Capitol Hill, everything is also very spread out. “I wind up in meetings in every building between here and Hart during the day, which has kept me moving.”
Sounds like a heavy fat dressing with mayonnaise on some sort of sandwich made of ?Hart? Organ sandwich? I dunno, more bull@!$%# political speech. I'm sure it makes sense -- again.
Even the lobbyists are getting into the act on this one:
Oilman T. Boone Pickens, a fixture in the Capitol, says he’s trying to lose 10 Hill-induced pounds. “The problem is when you’re up here, you’re eating everything,” he said. “I’ve had to give up my cookies. I’m bad on sweets.”
Just not everything else. Eat everything, skip the cookies. They're probably old stale Fig Newtons any way.
So while our Congress is having a "We're the Richest Country in the World" party, that is the two-fisted Republicratic 'Two-Party' system, the rest of us are supposed to lose weight -- because we have an obesity problem... OK.
Fast food doesn't grow on trees? Neither does money.
I'll have a budget on one piece of common sense, toasted please, and hold the war, a side of free-market, no salt, ketchup is OK, and for dessert? Mortgage forgiveness for EVERYONE!!!!
Oh, forgot the appetizer, 10 eggrolls and a supersize SLURPEE. :^)
Stick a fork in me, I'm done.