If you think we have only 12 months in a year and January comes after December, you must live outside Washington.
Politicians bristle at the notion that they don’t live in the real world. But when it comes to controlling the spending of our tax dollars and staying within a budget, the politicians in Washington prove they’re from a completely ‘nother planet.
Looking for some scheme to spend more tax money without breaking their own promised budget caps, the career politicians will try almost anything.
Almost anything, except keeping their promise, that is.
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, in Congress for 20 years, admits the obvious, “We all know we engage in a lot of smoke and mirrors.” The latest scheme they’re offering: a 13-month yearly budget! 13 months. That’s right. 13.
Not 12. 13.
Now, to us common folk it seems there are only 12 months in a year. But the congressional leadership refuses to trim the increases in their spending so the calendar has to bend a little. And there ain’t no ‘controlling legal authority’ out there to tell ’em, “Hey, only 12 months in a year, bubba.”
That’s another full 30 days of spending for the Martians in Washington. Let’s put the new congressionally fabricated month right after December and before January. Since it’s a creation of career politicians in Washington designed to get around reality; perhaps we should call the new 13th month “Deceptuary.”
“Deception” plus “January” “Deceptuary.” What else would you expect from Planet Washington?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.