Advertising

Congress: unless you're using it as an old-fashioned way to describe sex, it's practically a synonym for "getting nothing done"—except for endless fundraising that is. As John Oliver explains in the April 3 episode of Last Week Tonight, America has successfully gotten itself into a mess where it's not just that Congress won't do anything, it basically can't because members have to spend the majority of their time begging rich people and special interests for money. This has a lot of other knock-on problems, like the fact that those donors, through lobbyists, often write the actual legislation Congress passes. As Americans well know, members of Congress often don't even read those bills—because they're too busy fundraising. It's a pretty awful spiral, so basically just prepare yourself for getting pissed off: