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Posted at 2:29 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013
Rep. Ted Poe thinks the legislative branch is ripe for an intervention.
“Congress is addicted to spending money,” the Texas Republican said on the floor amid the mayhem that was New Year’s/Avert The Cliff Day. “Maybe Congress should join Spending Anonymous.”
Since Poe is a king of the one-minute speech, we at HOH thought he might be exaggerating. But it turns out there is in fact a Spenders Anonymous.
Spenders Anonymous is similar to “Shopaholics Anonymous,” just perhaps a bit more appealing to hardline conservative like Poe. After all, Spenders Anonymous encourages abstinence, at least on spending.
Poe went through the 12 steps a Spending Anonymous program would entail:
And, as is his wont, Poe signed off in his own inimitable, familiar fashion: “And that’s just the way it is.”
So, any chance Spending Anonymous has room for 535 new members?
We’re not sure about the first 11 steps, but Spenders Anonymous might be just the support group Poe says Congress needs!
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