Unrequired reading: Congress fails to read own reports

A new report from the Washington Post reveals that the vast majority of Congressional reports go unread by the institution. The reports cover every subject with which Congress deals, and the volume of waste is staggering.

The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.
— Ronald Reagan

The best part? Congress passed laws requiring these reports.

Some of the unread reports that Congress asked for include an official report to Congress on Dog and Cat Fur Protection.

Another was a report on the state of Little League Baseball in America.

These examples, though, were only two of the 4,291 reports that Congress requires. All this waste and red tape goes to show that when government gets out of control, it's nearly impossible to trim it back down to size.

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