Jon Stewart Rips Congress Apart for Its Sneaky, Special-Provision-Filled Budget

The budget recently passed by Congress, which ensures that our government will continue operating through next September, is a prime example of why people have lost faith in our political system. Though heralded by congress members as a “monumental achievement,” the bill is riddled with compromises and backroom deals that fly in the face of democratic procedure. Jon Stewart picked out some of the most egregious in last night’s opening monologue (e.g. allowing public schools to call white potatoes “fresh vegetables,” and on a more terrifying note, the last-minute inclusion of a provision that protects big banks and was actually written by CitiGroup). As he put it, “This is democracy the same way Cheez-Whiz is cheese.” 

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