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.
“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: