Bad and worse
President Bush on Oct. 30 criticized Congress for dawdling on the job and “wasting time” on nonstop investigations of his administration. How much time have they wasted? Read it and weep: Two decades.
“1987 was the last time Congress failed to send the president a single appropriations bill this late in the year,” the Senate Republican Communications Center pointed out on Oct. 30.
The stopgap measure was passed by the House that year 207178; the Senate approved it by voice vote and President Reagan signed the bill late in the evening. To emphasize how long it’s been, the committee also reminds us what else was happening on the planet at the time. Michael Jackson topped the pop music charts with “Bad.” The “The Cosby Show” was the top prime-time TV offering. “Three Men and a Baby” was the No. 1 movie.
“Democrats’ historic mismanagement” is just another 1980s flashback, the SRCC said.