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Congress Can't Count - No Wonder They Can't Stay on Budget

I just downloaded a .pdf file of the NDAA. Look what I found:

6 SEC. 2. ORGANIZATION OF ACT INTO DIVISIONS; TABLE OF
7 CONTENTS.
8 (a) DIVISIONS.—This Act is organized into four divi
9 sions as follows:
10 (1) Division A–Department of Defense Author11
izations.
12 (2) Division B–Military Construction Author13
izations.
14 (3) Division C–Department of Energy National
15 Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations.
16 (4) Division D–Funding Tables.
17 (5) Division E–SBIR and STTR Reauthoriza18
tion.

Line 8 claims the act is organized into FOUR divisions; yet FIVE are listed! (lines 10-17)

No wonder we can't trust them to stay on budget. They can't even count!

Source: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1867es/pdf/BILLS-112s...

Adds a whole new perspective to the phrase, "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile."

These critters will give themselves inches and take MILES!



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Cyril's picture

It's not that they can't count, it's that they can't give a crap

It's not that they can't count, it's that they can't give a sh.i.t.

Welcome to Our Great Era of Pretending, aka...

Bread and Circuses -

21st Century Edition

(with Automatic Security Updates)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Your hypothesis might have been true...

if most of the bills were not actually written by corporate lobbyists.

Reformed neocon