I’ve stopped covering the usual bullshit budget impasses in Congress for the most part. The topic is utterly meaningless now and has been for years. And, there’s the fact that much of the available coverage is completely worthless, the fakest of hoax news. Like this load:
WASHINGTON — Senior lawmakers were working Sunday to finalize legislation on coronavirus relief after they reached a compromise late Saturday on a major hurdle holding up the expected $900 billion package.
A roadblock emerged Friday as Democrats accused Republicans, namely Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, of trying to encumber the Biden administration by cutting off the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending abilities under the CARES Act to protect the battered economy. Lawmakers came to an agreement on the issue late Saturday, sources said.
“Now that Democrats have agreed to a version of Sen. Toomey’s important language, we can begin closing out the rest of the package to deliver much-needed relief to families, workers and businesses,” a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said late Saturday.
The only part that’s true is the “Washington” location. It’s not a shutdown, it’s a shitdown.