The point I was trying to make by calling this amendment stupid was mainly about the incredibly slipshod and amateurish way it was drafted. As I have explained previously, I think a BBA is a really bad idea, but in principle it is not necessarily a stupid idea. If Senate Republicans had bothered to ask people who know something about such things they could have drafted an amendment that put in place budgetary procedures that might possibly have improved our nation’s fiscal situation. But they didn’t do that; they threw together some slapdash POS that was designed solely for the purpose of appealing to ignorant Tea Party types. At least that’s what I think happened. What’s really worrisome is that the senators are serious about this idiotic amendment, really believe it’s a good idea, and will work hard to get it enacted. That’s how we ended up with Prohibition.
Via Bob Cesca’s QOTD