Senator Harry Reid has come up with a unique explanation for the reason his home state now has a disastrous 15% unemployment rate: it's because he was too busy single-handedly saving the planet to worry about Nevada and "but for me, we'd be in a worldwide Depression."
And truthfully, who can forget those exciting and dramatic days in late 2008 when a new and surprisingly scrawny superhero appeared on the scene and worked such economic wonders? Remember when he lifted the World Bank all by himself, his cape flapping in the wind? Don't we all recall his rippling, spandex-clad body as he halted U.S. unemployment at under 8%? And it seems only yesterday that this same hero passed a gigantic stimulus bill which would have been immoveable by a mortal man!
Look- up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...
Well, we can't say what it is. But you find a lot of it behind a well-fed bull.
Today's cartoon was retrieved from the vault to contrast Harry Reid's claims of being busy with what he's actually getting done. Which is to say "almost nothing."
As a case in point, last week the Senate (over which he presides) voted down the president's budget, and the Republican budget. Meaning the only thing left to vote on is the Democrats' budget, right? Wrong.
Because there is no Democrat budget - yet again - and according to Mr. Reid, "There's no need to have a Democratic budget, in my opinion."
And he's right, in a perverse way. After all, the only point of a budget is to make sure you have enough money to pay all your bills, and tell you when to stop spending. And since Reid already knows that he won't let that happen, any Democrat budget would simply be a joke.
But Americans aren't laughing, and a recent poll shows that nearly two thirds of them now want a balanced budget amendment. And probably fewer un-balanced politicians like Reid.