Jon Stewart Blasts ‘Incompetent’ Congress Over Sequestration

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Jon Stewart on Monday couldn’t believe Congress would actually let the severe automatic spending cuts — known as sequestration — go into effect.“Democrats and Republicans would have to be incredibly incompetent not to be able to avoid this self-designed and imposed mutual ball punch,” Stewart said. “It’s as likely as Dennis Rodman being our chief envoy to North Korea.”

But, of course, sequestration has kicked in. “Because Congress, as always, in its infinite wisdom, forgot just how fucking incompetent they really are,” Stewart said.

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