In a speech on the House floor Monday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed that Republicans’ tax plan represented “the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress.”
Granted, this observer thinks the tax package does have some flaws. And Pelosi’s complaints about passing a trillion-dollar-plus bill at the “speed of light” would have credibility if they did not come from Ms. Pass-the-Bill-So-That-You-Can-Find-Out-What’s-in-It herself.
But the idea that allowing people to keep some more of their hard-earned money represents the “worst bill in the history of the United States Congress” tells people all they need to know about the current beliefs of the Democratic Party.
So if the tax package doesn’t qualify as the worst bill in congressional history, then what does? (And no, “All of them” does not constitute an acceptable response.) In a completely unscientific survey, this putative historian wracked his brain to come up with acts that might qualify—all of them more than half a century old, thereby avoiding current political fights (e.g., PATRIOT Act, TARP, Obamacare, etc.) that may fade over time.