Horse Crazy in DC

PowerLine is working tirelessly to keep the rest of us abreast of the important stuff that our elected federal officials are working on right now:

H.R. 1018 is the “Restore Our American Mustangs Act.” It can fairly be described as a welfare program for horses. Believe it or not–this isn’t satire–here is what the bill will do:

[T]he “Restore Our American Mustangs Act” … would create a new $700 million welfare program for wild horses. The program:

* Conducts a horse census every two years
* Provides “enhanced contraception” and birth control for horses
* Establishes an additional 19 million acres of public and private land for wild horses
* Covers $5 million tab to repair horse damage to land
* Mandates that government bureaucrats perform home inspections before Americans can adopt horses

Vote is tomorrow (Friday). I pray this one simply disappears in a cloud of desert dust. Then, I suppose something of this sort was bound to happen–we’ve addressed the airlines (transportation of the future), the automobile (transportation of today) and now we need to cover the horses (transportation of yesteryear). One wonders if we’ll be putting something together soon to provide shoes for the indigent. Oh, wait a minute . . .