Category Archives: Life of Brian

Democrats Refuse a Deal You Can’t Refuse

The Congressional Supercommittee failed to arrive at a plan to lower the deficit because the Republicans approached negotiations offering (like Michael Corleone) “not even the fee for the gaming license, which they’d appreciate if Democrats would put up personally.”

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