It's tempting to make jokes about Congress these days, but why bother? Congress is doing a great job of making a joke of itself on its own.
The latest example is the spat over the payroll tax cut extension. It would easy to gripe about how silly the whole sorry affair was, but the fact is that, as usual, our politicians' arguments have left the rest of us with real issues to tackle.
So here's the deal:
What are you going to do with your cut?
Me? Between stuff like this and the upcoming presidential election, I might just put a down-payment on a sensory deprivation chamber.