"The Bill Cosby of legislation": Jon Stewart rips Congress over budget fiasco

Stewart is not impressed with the ridiculous amount of pork added to the spending bill

By Sarah Gray
Published December 17, 2014 2:36PM (EST)
 Jon Stewart      (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at the $1.1 trillion budgetary-spending bill -- or "cromnibus" bill -- that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday.

Stewart shared his disgust with the extra attachments covertly added to this "must-pass" law. The non budget related additions included ending a ban on incandescent lightbulbs, re-defining the labeling of potatoes, going against legal marijuana in D.C. and most upsettingly repealing part of Dodd/Frank (and adding in provisions written by Citi Group).

Naturally, "The Daily Show" host tore into Congress over these shady dealings. Watch below:


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