Monday, February 14, 2011

Billy Long's thoughts on budget: Weighs more than any bass I ever caught

With this tweet earlier today, Seventh District Congressman Billy Long offered an accurate description of the fiscal year 2012 budget:

FY2012 hit my desk, 4 Volumes - Budget - Historical Tables - Analytical Perspectives - Appendix & it weighs more than any Bass I ever caught

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

But less than the smallest total weight of food at a buffet visit.

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm supposed to find the bass comment charming and folksy, but I can't help but be concerned when a legislator in charge of safeguarding our interests is presented with a detailed breakdown of precisely how our hard-earned tax money will be spent and his carefully crafted public statement is - Golly! It's heavier than a fish!

Anonymous said...

He won't understand a word of the budget, someone will have to tell him what he thinks about it.

I'm tiring of that good ol' boy garbage out of his mouth too.

Anonymous said...

A fitting remark from a Member of Congress from this area. Chances are, the documents will come nearer being a boat anchor than being opened, read and explained to us.

Anonymous said...

Detailed graphic, run mouse over to see where cuts/spending occur.

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/newsgraphics/2011/0119-budget/index.html

Anonymous said...

Poor ole Billy, he'll never be hurt in a car wreck, 'cause he is always a mile behind.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that's about as much analysis as you're ever going to get out of this guy.

I'd say he's an embarrassment to the region, but let's face it, it's not like the people of this region won't elect him again.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Billy Long say he was going to read every piece of legislation. Sounds like to me he is already frustrated with that promise and is dreaming of being back on Table Rock Lake.

Can the guy make the Ozarks sound any more redneck?