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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Greetings Laff Lovers,

You know, I keep reading stories about how everybody hates congress because they are completely gridlocked. They can't even keep the government running for more than a couple weeks at a time.

My question is, why is that a bad thing?

Do you know how many federal laws there are in the United States? No, you don't. No one knows how many laws there are. Literally! There is no agency in the federal government that knows how many laws are on the books, but they have been accumulating for more than 200 years.

When federal laws were first codified in 1927, they fit into a single volume. Today there are over 50 volumes filling 10 shelves in the Library of Congress, and every year they pass more.

The thing to remember is that usually when Congress passes a law it is designed to either take more of your money or more of your freedom.

So why would people be bleating on the Internets and complaining to pollsters that Congress can't get anything done?

Would you write a letter to the editor of a newspaper complaining that you haven't gotten mugged all year and asking why the criminals aren't more productive?

Trust me, the less politicians do, the better.



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