Washington D.C. – In yet another display of political dysfunction, Congress has been unable to come to a deal to raise the debt limit. The debt limit, which is the amount of money the government is legally allowed to borrow, has been reached. If Congress doesn’t act, the government will be forced to default on its debt, with potentially disastrous consequences for the economy.
But instead of focusing on the serious implications of the debt limit, it seems that members of Congress are more concerned with the recently-opened office snack room.
“I’ve been working on raising the debt limit for weeks, but I just can’t seem to focus with all the delicious snacks around,” said one member of Congress.
Another member of Congress echoed this sentiment, saying, “I’ve been in Congress for decades, and I’ve never seen such an impressive selection of snacks. It’s like a buffet of temptation, and I just can’t resist.”
The allure of the snack room has become so strong that some members of Congress have even been willing to skip important debt limit meetings in order to grab a quick snack.
“I know it’s not the best thing for the country, but I just can’t help myself when it comes to those mini-bagels,” said one member of Congress.
When asked about the situation, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy said, “I’m not aware of any snack room, and I find it hard to believe that members of Congress would prioritize snacks over the well-being of the American people.”
Despite McCarthy’s denial, the office snack room continues to distract members of Congress, with no end in sight. The American people can only hope that Congress will eventually put aside their snacking habits and come to a deal to raise the debt limit before it’s too late.