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FL: Federal government eliminates the ‘lunatics’

By   /   December 7, 2012  /   No Comments

At least taxpayers know that the lame-duck session isn’t being held without significant debates.

On Wednesday, an overwhelming majority of the House approved a measure to elimate the lunatics–at least those found in official government documents.

The bill, aptly called the 21st Century Language Act of 2012, strikes out the word “lunatic” from the federal register, used in the past to describe patients at mental hospitals.

The sole vote against the measure was a steadfast representative who used the opportunity to draw parallels to bloated spending by the federal government over the past few years.

HERE TO STAY: Gohmert said the word lunatic should stay in the federal register to describe Washington politicians.

“And we want to eliminate the word lunatic from the federal code?” asked Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert after detailing the deficit of the 2012-13 federal budget.

“That’s lunacy to think you can keep spending over a trillion dollars more than you bring in…and not pay the price. It is immoral for one generation to be spending money that the next generations haven’t even had the opportunity to earn,” said Gohmert on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“That’s why we shouldn’t eliminate the word ‘lunatic.’ It really has application around this town.”

Watch his comments below:


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Yaël is a writer, journalist and radio host. He has served as a Florida Bureau Chief for Watchdog.org and served as the site’s chief translator from Spanish into English. Yaël has worked as a multimedia journalist in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Tampa, and Vienna, and his writings have appeared in the Washington Examiner, The Gaston Gazette, Reason Magazine, Sunshine State News, Wisconsin Reporter, and PanAmerican Post. He has worked and studied in three countries across two continents. His Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History is from Concordia University in Montréal and the University of Vienna. He speaks four languages and his hometown is Saint-Hyainthe, Québec. His personal website is Yael.ca and his PGP key is available here.