Jon Stewart compared the $1.1 trillion “CRomnibus” spending bill to actor Bill Cosby on Tuesday’s “The Daily Show.”
President Barack Obama signed the spending bill into law Tuesday night, but that action did a lot more than just set a budget. Members of Congress had slipped a lot of other provisions into the must-pass bill, including one that stopped Washington, D.C. from legalizing marijuana.
“What? They just wait until no one is looking and then slip this toxic stuff in?” Stewart said, calling it “the Bill Cosby of legislation.”
Another one of the add-ons Stewart considered “toxic” was a provision supported by Citigroup that rolled back part of the Dodd-Frank act. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made a serious push to remove that provision, but was ultimately unsuccessful.
“She’s so cute, she thinks she can change the system,” Stewart said. “Freshman. Well don’t worry, one of the mean girls will get her back in line.”
That “mean girl” was Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who told Warren “There’s something in here you don’t like? Welcome to democracy.”
“Democracy is what happened when Congress passed Dodd-Frank, following a vigorous open debate and bipartisan compromise,” Stewart said. “What happened this week is someone anonymously repealing part of this agreement by sneaking it into an unrelated must-pass bill. It’s democracy in the same way Cheez-Whiz is cheese.”
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