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April 16, 2014

Taking the Economy for a Ride | Capitol Quip

Taking the Economy for a Ride | Capitol Quip

Well, Congress avoided one economic catastrophe last week, but lawmakers set themselves up to fight over the same fiscal matters all over again in January and February. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section of our Heard on the Hill blog. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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  • Booberry

    Are we broke yet?
    Are we broke yet?

  • Booberry

    We’re off to Walley World.

  • Booberry

    Has anyone seen Aunt Edna?

  • Booberry

    We need arrest stop.

  • Booberry

    We’ll get there faster if we lose the trailer.

  • Arnie Akin

    Turn off that Cruz control!

  • Shelly Sullivan Nuessle

    This woudl be so much easier if you would let us drive, Boehner!

  • Shelly Sullivan Nuessle

    Moce over & let the women drive for a while.

  • Alex

    Are we there yet?

  • Alex

    Quiet down back there or I will turn this car right around!

  • Alex

    Phew! We turned around just in time! Who wants to see if we can get closer to the next cliff?

  • jlee

    Come on kids, we’re going back to Walley World!!

  • Ezell H

    If we get closer than this the next time we won’t be as lucky! We may lose more than the economy.

  • cuda

    Well we almost crashed because you were so busy drinking the TEA, instead of doing your job of helping to get us safely down the road!! Next time (election) I’m leaving you home!!!

  • EdKulzer

    No, no– I’m pretty sure REVERSE is exactly what we need right now.

  • Lars K.

    WOW, that was too close! We really can’t trust this Boehner GPS App to lead us in the correct direction.

  • jlee

    Whew – almost had to confront our issues with failing infrastructure!!

  • Brad Froman

    Damn it, Boehner, let somebody else drive!

  • Connie Barber

    Quit screaming. I just took a “U-ie”

  • Valdene Pringle

    Damn… A day late and a dollar short again.

  • celina001

    Geez, only $24B gas bill!

  • Connie Barber

    The cruz control is now off.

  • Connie Barber

    They kept yelling “Road Construction Ahead” but I didn’t believe it.

  • Connie Barber

    No biggie. We just lost a couple dozen boxes. Huh? A billion a piece?

  • Connie Barber

    Thank goodness we switched drivers. Only a woman coulda made that turn.

  • Connie Barber

    Try to fly? NO. Jump off the cliff? NO. You won’t compromise on anything.

  • Connie Barber

    No matter what you say, I’m telling you, this WAS a good ride!

  • Connie Barber

    I want my mommy. Shut up Boehner! You’re such a cry baby.

  • Connie Barber

    Let me repeat: We were never in any danger!

  • Connie Barber

    Funny thing. Ya have to have a license to drive, but not to be a member of Congress.

  • Connie Barber

    Told ya we ought to let the women drive.

  • Connie Barber

    That curve was so tight, I think I turned into a Democrat.

  • Connie Barber

    Boehner, I never wanna hear about women drivers again. When Nancy was driving, we never had these problems.

  • Connie Barber

    They called us deviants? No, we just deviated, that’s different.

  • derlehrer

    Never mind about the $24 billion spilling out of the trailer! Just wait for the next shutdown!

  • James Clarkin

    Just keep on Cruzin’.

  • Connie Barber

    In the key of F guys: Nothing can be finer,
    than pissing off Red China, in the morning.

  • Connie Barber

    Was it good for you, as it was for me? Dummy,
    don’t say that in front of the voters.

  • cbob9999

    Lets print $85 Trillion and pay off everyone.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    The gas is too expensive here. Quick, only 500 miles back to the cash-only place. I’m SURE we can make it!

  • Bill Seedyke

    Sure, that was close, but the more we do this the less steep the cliff looks.

  • Steve

    Cliff Hanging – the only Extreme Sport with Bipartisan Support!!

  • Wotann

    Whe-w-w-w-w-w-y-e-e–aa–hhh! almost over another fiscal cliff–a cinch when we’re on Cruz control!

  • Nick

    I said I would drive, but I don’t know anything about steering our economy in the right direction!

  • khersch

    Weeee! I never knew getting so close to a cliff could be that much fun! Let’s do it again in January!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Oops, lost a few federal employees in those boxes.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Phew! Last gas before the border. This should hold us til January!

  • Mike Z

    No I’m not going to ask for directions, this road looks familiar!

  • Tom

    LOOK! You can see Greece from here!

  • William Stuart

    Sisyphus had it easy.

  • William Stuart

    Your GPS is recalculating.

  • Tom

    That’s right….we sequestered the money for that bridge!

  • Tom

    Mr.President, I don’t think you have a license to drive THIS vehicle!

  • Tom

    GPS: “Make u-turn for unlimited deficit spending”

  • Tom

    Obama may back domestic energy but he sure does love that Chinese money!

  • Tom

    I hope you packed a toothbrush, because our breath is going to smell like $#!? by the next election!

  • Tom

    Fear and Loathing in Congress: “Suddenly there was a huge roar and what looked like huge bats all around us….”

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