Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel has gotten the bright idea to cut the executive branch funding for Vice President
Ctuhlu Boy's Dick Cheney's office:
Washington, D.C. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel issued the following statement regarding his amendment to cut funding for the Office of the Vice President from the bill that funds the executive branch. The legislation -- the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill -- will be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives next week.
"The Vice President has a choice to make. If he believes his legal case, his office has no business being funded as part of the executive branch. However, if he demands executive branch funding he cannot ignore executive branch rules. At the very least, the Vice President should be consistent. This amendment will ensure that the Vice President's funding is consistent with his legal arguments. I have worked closely with my colleagues on this amendment and will continue to pursue this measure in the coming days." Talking Points Memo
I think that it is safe to say that the Omnipotent Poobah
was feeling a little extra Omnipotent when he said this on Friday, the day before the post above:
So here’s my proposal. Congress should pass a 100% bipartisan measure that would strip the office of the Vice President of every penny in it’s budget and refuse to budget additional funds for you until the end of time. It’s a simple as this:
If you want to be an Imperial Prick, pay for it out of your own pocket. I’m sure you have the money. No wait! I don’t either. You refuse to divulge such information to anyone, including presumably, the IRS - a department within the Executive branch you apparently don’t belong to and whose laws you apparently can ignore with impunity. The Omnipotent Poobah
Holy crap! Call the Amazing Randi! The Poobah
is psychic! Or at the very least, great minds seem to work alike.