Jon Stewart explained last night that about $1 billion of aid to Haiti was stalled in the Senate because one senator placed a “secret hold” on it. This means he was able to anonymously derail the legislation “because our system is stupid,” Stewart said.
Stewart revealed that this “international asshole of mystery” was Tom Coburn (R-OK), and he stalled the bill because of a $5 million provision that he thought might waste taxpayer dollars.
So for any Haitian who right now lives on top of a pile of rubble washing their clothes in their own urine bucket, while Sean Penn gives your kids cigarettes while regaling you with Fast Times at Ridgemont High anecdotes, hang in there. Cause we need to sort all this out so you won’t have to fill out duplicate forms. You’re welcome!
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