Times are tough and the new rulers of the U.S. Congress lead by John Boehner want everybody to get that thought in their heads. So there will be no breaks in doing the hard work in Congress like making sure America spends a billion dollars a month in Afghanistan and Iraq killing people for not being American. No, there will not be bills debated or brought to the floor congratulating sports teams.
Congressman Boehner believes it is absurd to do such things as celebrate the birthdays of historical figures and name post offices. A proposed new rule in the next House session will prohibit any bill that “expresses appreciation, commends, congratulates, celebrates, recognizes the accomplishments of or celebrates the anniversary of an entity, event, group, individual, institution, team or government program, or acknowledges or recognizes a period of time for such purposes.” No smiles please, America is in hard times.
But, if the Detroit Lions win a Super Bowl in the next four years, America will have to suspend the rule. If not, Congress can expect a backlash from the waiting public.