Washington (CNN) - For a moment, Republican Rep. Billy Long sounded as though he were back in the auction house he owns in southwest Missouri.
He rolled the national deficit figures off his tongue Wednesday while introducing a bill that would pay tribute to his profession.
Touting the role that auctions have played in the country's history, Long said, "Auctions are the last stronghold of the competitive free-market enterprise system and continue to be the most effective means of establishing a fair market value."
While Congress continues to hash out a plan to trim costs of entitlement programs and curb the nation's debt, Long employed his auctioneering techniques to keep track of the staggering numbers.
"The way our debt it running out of control they find it very handy to have Jeff Duncan and myself in Washington. We are the few people that can actually keep up with the national debt," Long said, optimistically adding, "We also can say those numbers backwards so when we get the spending under control here. I'll be back."
Where are the jobs?? He has time for this drivle??
great, he doesn't belong in congress. That was the most embarrassing thing I have ever seen.
I hope and pray US congress will never ever go lower than this point again till the end of time. What a sad moment to witness clowns acting us a leader in the people house. What a standard they are setting for the rest of us.
OMG!!!! This man was an embarassment to all in Springfield, MO and now he is going to embarass us nationally. Not only is he a physical misfit, he is proving to be an intellectual misfit as well. What else might we expect from a small-minded Republican. His auctioneering skills aren't even that polished. Oh well, maybe he won't get too much air time. Of course, Jon Stewart and the Daily Show will love the clown.
proof that you can talk a lot without saying much.
no wonder the rest of the world thinks we're morons. Camacho for president of americuh!
Impressive. Almost as impressive as his massive gut. You can tell he's never missed a meal, and more than likely he'll never miss a pay check. You on the other hand may not be so lucky? But after all he's important. This is another example of the real elitist among us. All of the governmental cuts in the world will never be experienced by our elected officals. Maybe it's for the better. If this clown ever looses his income there will be at least four supermarkets closed, resulting in massive lay-offs in the service industry. If these creeps ever have to live by the rules they make for us, there will be big changes coming. Until then it's going to be business as usual.
Medicare, Social Security...Going once...going twice...Gone!
What do you think getting rid of Medicare is?
Republican answer to everything, cut taxes for the wealthy, and give tax breaks to big oil and big corporations. Pay for this outrageous republican insanity by making seniors and the middle class pay for it. I am tired of republicans allowing corporations to get by paying no taxes on billions of profits. It is time for the rich to pay their fair share!
Oh yes. Let us add another day in honor of something. It is so much more important than the problems at hand.
How long have they been serving in Congress?
These 2 are loons even for being from SC. Nothing better to do (like demand Obama's birth certificate, take some bribes)?
Now, this sounds so much like GOP/TP! They mumble numbers without understanding them or knowing what to do about them. Thankfully we have President Obama. He and his administration not only know the numbers but also have the brain to go into the right direction to reduce them. However, it might just take a moment. With the expected “NO” and “HELL NO” of the GOP/TP it might just take a little longer!