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John Stewart and The Congressional Process: the Cap & Trade example

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Referred to as ‘sausage making’, the legislative process isn’t pretty (despite those beautiful Rose Garden signing sessions). And, too often, the result from the legislative process isn’t pretty. And, where the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act has gone isn’t pretty and the potential paths forward make it far too likely to end up as a something truly ugly — with some great elements but too many add-on and weakening elements distorting it nearly beyond recognition compared to sensible policy moving forward. As Jon Stewart put it last night,

Kids, you want to see how a bill becomes a horribly compromised law? Let me introduce you to a friend of mine, Capt & Trade.

Jon Stewart Jizz-Ams in Front of Children – Cap’n Trade

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