Dysfunctional families start at the top.
Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor to tell us that, without a deal on the fiscal cliff, American families won’t be able to buy an Apple or a new Nike hoodie to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
“Why are we just having all this subterfuge. And this, that and the other thing. Why are we being told make a reservation for Christmas Eve and one on the day after Christmas to come back? Is there not an appreciation for the Jewish holidays? The Christmas holiday? Kwanzaa? All the other things that families come together around? Bonding rituals important to the strength of our society? Do we not care about that? Well, the American people do. And they want to shop for it. They want to have family dinners and they want to exchange gifts as is the tradition. But they don’t know if they are going to be able to pay the bill in January for their purchases in December.” – Wednesday, December 12, 2012, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the house floor
Nancy, who signs bills she doesn’t read, apparently also pays bills…. later, too. Was Wimpy her cartoon idol growing up? (“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.”) Shopping with money that you don’t yet have in December, according to this fool of a woman, is how families “bond” and “come together” on important holidays.
According to Pelosi’s familial logic, this Congress ought to be the closest, bonded unit of all time, because it sure spends a lot. Gifting cellphones and the like with money we don’t have, not sure if the money will be there a month from now to pay for it…… It’s how we come together!
Actually, there is probably some truth to that. Standing in an umemployment line, you can meet a lot of people. And it’s always fun to bond with bill collectors.