The United States is coming out of its worst recession in more than 50 years, the unemployment rate is near 10 percent, and more Americans are living in poverty today than at any time since 1994. We're fighting a war in Afghanistan, we have to clean up the BP oil spill mess in the Gulf of Mexico, and our infrastructure -- roads, bridges and the like -- is literally collapsing.
So what's the Congress doing about all of this? Holding hearings on HR 5034, the bill to tighten the three-tier distribution system. They should be ashamed of themselves. More, after the jump: