Jon Stewart: The Sequester And Congress (Videos)


Jon Stewart of the Daily Show host  ripped Congress for failing to avert the Sequester, $85 billion in across-the-board indiscriminate spending cuts, which both Republicans and Democrats had described as devastating.  The Sequester was designed to be so painful that both parties in Congress would be forced to compromise on a budget plan.  Yet they still failed to approve a plan to avoid them.

“Congress, as always, in its infinite wisdom, forgot just how fucking incompetent they really are,” Stewart remarked. “They got cocky. Here is what Congress did with the sequester. It was like they tied a belt around their neck and then looped it over the shower curtain in the hopes that this pressure would somehow heighten the sensation of getting something done. Here is the thing about auto-erotic asphyxiation, everyone thinks they can pull it off until they don’t.”

Stewart then briefly marveled at the media ‘s focus on Obama flubbing a Star Wars reference, while ignoring  House Speaker John Boehner flat-out called taxes theft or his obvious lack of understanding of the U.S. Constitution.

“Tip to cable news, if there is ever a fact that you don’t need to check, it’s anything to do with Star Wars or Star Trek,” said Jon Stewart.

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