111th Congress Wins MRIOTD Award

Something got passed yesterday in the Senate. Do you know which pressing issue of the day it was?

  1. Tax reform legislation, with jobs and the economy in the tank.
  2. A 2011 budget, now two months past due.
  3. The Mexican Dream Act.
  4. Loud TV commercial act.

It was item 4. Officially called the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM Act, S. 2847. You know they must pay someone a lot of bucks to come up with acronyms before actually naming these bills.

But of course, as with all important legislation, like Obamacare for instance, waivers are also part of the picture. Or speaker. So what’s the point? According to the list of sponsors, is a Democrat-only bill.

The only thing I can think of that is good about this bill is the process it went through. It was taken up and voted on. It wasn’t hidden inside a non-related bill in order to be snuck into law, like was tried with Card Check or re-extending unemployment checks.

There is no doubt that getting blasted by the volume on a TV commercial is an issue that needs to be dealt with. But is it more important than turning our economy around or getting control of our borders? The fact that any Senator would have wasted their/our time on the CALM Act in this session of Congress is . . . what’s the word?

So for this colossal waste of time, this lame duck Congress, emphasis on lame, is the recipient of the Most Rediculous Item Of The Day Award.

Link: Ear relief: Congress acts to stifle loud TV ads