No, Issa is making arrangements for Friday night’s frat party:
The California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee submitted a slew of amendments yesterday that would ban government-funded studies of how well men use condoms, the effects of integral yoga in treating hot flashes for menopausal women, whether video games improve old folks’ mental health, the use of marijuana in conjunction with malt liquor and with opiates, and the impacts of a possible soda tax.For extra credit, can anyone tell me why taxpayers were funding these studies to begin with? Several amendments have been introduced including my personal favorite (so far): Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) would make Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner a prisoner of Washington by prohibiting the use of federal money to assist him in traveling. I don’t know what is up with that, but I like it.
Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my early middle age but it seems like we spend an awful lot of money on foolishness in this country. I mean, did we really need to spend $28,900 to find out how methamphetamine affects the sex lives of rats? Yes, it is a piddling amount but when it comes to taxpayer money Washington considers everything to be a piddling amount.
So here’s to Issa and to the end of silliness. Not one moment too soon.