Lawmaker snaps, files bill demanding fellow lawmakers quit using ‘physical’ when they mean ‘fiscal’
Thank you to the Riverfront Times for bringing us this tidbit from the Missouri legislature:
A state rep from St. Louis, unable to take it any longer, has filed a resolution asking her colleagues in the House of Representatives to please, please stop using the word “physical” when talking about Missouri’s fiscal needs.
“Whereas, on occasion, members of the Missouri House of Representatives have used the word ‘physical’ instead of ‘fiscal’ when referring to fiscal matters including, but not limited to, fiscal review and fiscal notes…” begins House Resolution 1220, offered by Rep. Tracy McCreery.
McCreery tells the Riverfront Times that “fiscal” becomes “physical” almost every single day in the Missouri legislature and she just can’t take it anymore:
The sound of lawmakers screwing up even basic terms as they debate critical financial decisions has become like “nails on a chalkboard” to McCreery and a few of her grammatically sound colleagues.
“There are a lot of reasons to be depressed about the Missouri Legislature, and this just kind of piles on,” she says.