SNN Breaking News: Congress Still Sucks

Have a gander at what slipped through the cracks:
The Senate agreed on Thursday to increase the federal debt limit by $850 billion -- from $8.965 trillion to $9.815 trillion -- and then proceeded to approve a stop-gap spending bill that gives the Bush White House at least $9 billion in new funding for its war in Iraq.
Reach the debt ceiling? No problem! We'll just raise it so we can borrow more money! Wheeeeeee!

What's even more heinous than providing $9 billion more towards our favorite pastime, is how this measure passed. The Senate vote was 94-1 (1 = Russ Feingold), and the House passed it 404 to 14. That means everyone was in on this thing, tough talk notwithstanding.

Can someone please figure out a way for us to get a new government? PLEASE?!?

[H/T to ThinkProgress]

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