Department of Irony

Good news! Congress has passed House Resolution 180 which supports “the goals and ideals of the third annual America Saves Week.”
The vote was 415 to 2, which automatically make me think–who was the other guy besides Ron Paul? It turns out it was Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Here’s part of the resolution:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
(1) recognizes the importance of savings to financial security;
(2) supports the goals and ideals of `America Saves Week’;
(3) acknowledges the tireless efforts of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones to eliminate predatory lending, increase the nation’s savings rate, and improve the overall economic situation of all those residing in the United States; and
(4) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the Federal Government, States, localities, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, other entities, and the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate programs and activities with the goal of increasing the savings rates for individuals of all ages and walks of life.

Meanwhile, here’s Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget.

Posted by on February 26th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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