We’ve got two wars still going on.
We’ve got a drumbeat to start another war.
We’ve got increasing income inequality.
There are people who are losing their homes.
Our government is cooperating with governments that obtain child soldiers.
Oil companies are getting gigantic tax cuts while they pollute our environment and stick taxpayers with the cleanup bill.
Massively profitable energy concerns are fracturing the shale under our homes, causing earthquakes in the process, then dumping cancer-causing chemicals into rivers that supply drinking water for millions of Americans.
Our public education system is suffering under a thousand budget cuts.
The Obama administration has grabbed for itself the power to indefinitely imprison (and occasionally assassinate) people without any charge or trial, on American soil or off, American citizen or not.
All this, and the following members of Congress are working their tails off to pass a bill so they can…
… post a plaque describing 19th Century Christian worship services that someone held in the Capitol building.
Yes, really. The cosponsors of H.R. 4182:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (Republican-MN, District 6)
Rep. Joe Barton (Republican-TX, District 6)
Rep. Kevin Brady (Republican-TX, District 8 )
Rep. John Campbell (Republican-CA, District 48)
Rep. Steve Chabot (Republican-OH, District 1)
Rep. Tom Cole (Republican-OK, District 4)
Rep. John Culberson (Republican-TX, District 7)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (Republican-TN, District 3)
Rep. John Fleming (Republican-LA, District 4)
Rep. Bill Flores (Republican-TX, District 17)
Rep. Randy Forbes (Republican-VA, District 4)
Rep. Trent Franks (Republican-AZ, District 2)
Rep. Louis Gohmert (Republican-TX, District 1)
Rep. Andy Harris (Republican-MD, District 1)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Republican-MO, District 4)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Republican-KS, District 1)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (Republican-CA, District 52)
Rep. James Lankford (Republican-OK, District 5)
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (Republican-WY, District 0)
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (Republican-TX, District 19)
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (Republican-MS, District 1)
Rep. Joseph Pitts (Republican-PA, District 16)
Rep. David “Phil” Roe (Republican-TN, District 1)
Rep. Reid Ribble (Republican-WI, District 8 )
Rep. Steve Scalise (Republican-LA, District 1)
Rep. Jean Schmidt (Republican-OH, District 2)
Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Republican-IN, District 3)
Rep. Rob Woodall (Republican-GA, District 7)
That’s what H.R. 4182 is all about. And that’s how these members of Congress are wasting our time.