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Your Tax Dollars At Work

By Wyatt Earp | December 10, 2009

University of Alabama cheerleader

Washington is trying to pass a bill that forces Division I college football to implement a playoff system. Seriously. This, dear readers, is what Congress is wasting their time and your money on.

WASHINGTON – A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine its national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress has meatier targets to tackle.

The bill, which faces steep odds, would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision game as a national championship unless it results from a playoff. The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible “no,” from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga.

I realize he is a Democrat, and I have no idea of what kind of politician he is, but Representative Barrow should be re-elected every time he runs for office.

The BCS selections announced last weekend pit two unbeaten teams, No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas, in the Jan. 7 national title game. Three other undefeated teams – TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State – will play in a BCS bowl game, but not for the championship.

“What can we say – it’s December and the BCS is in chaos again,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He said the BCS system is unfair and won’t change unless prompted by Congress. (LINK)

Idiocy. In my opinion, Representative Joe Barton should be run out of Congress on a rail. Stop wasting our time and money on nonsense, sir!

Topics: Politics | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Your Tax Dollars At Work”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    C’mon, Congress has nothing better to do, right?

    I’d rather have them waste time with this rather than mess up the real laws of the country.

  2. CaptainAmerica Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Whew! For a second there I thought this was a post about stimulus money and cheerleading…


  3. Don Piper Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Question: Can anyone tell me how to post my Avatar on this site? I’m new and stupid too.
    Any site that features pretty hockey girls and cheerleaders can’t be all bad.

  4. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    oh, there’s an article there too..heh. sorry i was distracted by the crimson tide cheerleader.

    mmm.. damn. I’d so ‘Bama that. heh.

    I totally agree with ya, but I’m not surprised, they’re all a bunch of boobs that need to be fired. heh. I said boobs.. Freudian slip? :)

    Randall’s got a point too…

  5. Raptor Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*

    Remind me again, how the [Expletive Deleted] did these [Expletive Deleted]s manage to get voted into office?

  6. WALTERC Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    I’m with Randal, let them mess with college football, steroids in tennis, and hookers in golf and leave the healthcare, crap & trade, job creation etc etc alone.

  7. Dennis Petty, aka MUD Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Do you want congress to spend time working on the BCS or spending your money? I vote for them to spend a lot of time doing anything but spending money. MUD

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Randal – Actually, that’s a terrific point. If they do this, they won’t pass ObamaCare.

    Captain – Stimulus. Heh.

    Don Piper – Go HERE. Click on the Get Your Gravatar today! button. Easy and free.

    Smite – They’re gonna win the national championship of football . . . and babes.

    Raptor – Darned if I know.

    WalterC – Hookers in golf. I guess Tiger should stop unleashing his putter.

    MUD – Like Randal, good point.

  9. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I agree with Randal. Obama said he wants a NCAA football playoff so let that be his legacy that he got rid of the BCS and he can focus on that and leave the other stuff alone.

  10. Watuschski Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Got the Avatar, Wyatt. Thank you for it, and thank you also for what you do.

  11. Snigs Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    John Barrow has a few good points. Very few, but I give him credit for this. He’s not our rep, but is from a couple of counties over. Oh, and he’s no relation to us, thankfully!

  12. Rick Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Look at what Congress has done for Social Security,Medicare and Foodstamps. Look out college sports.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Ingineer66 – Hey, it would one of his very first accomplishments.

    Watuschski – Not a problem. Thank you.

    Snigs – Yeah, that would be an uncomfortable Christmas dinner.

    Rick – Spread the points around!