GOP rep. uses Amy Winehouse analogy to describe government addiction

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse hasn’t been the only one to grapple with addiction problems, a Republican congressman said Monday.

Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) tweeted 


No one could reach #AmyWinehouse before it was too late. Can anyone reach Washington before it's too late? Both addicted - same fate???


Winehouse was found dead in her London home on Saturday after a longtime struggle with drug addiction. The singer's death remains under investigation, with autopsy results deemed inconclusive on Monday.

The theme of Long's recent tweets has been the ongoing debate over the federal deficit and the debt ceiling. Republicans and Democrats remain at odds over a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. However, in one area of agreement, both sides have acknowledged that the country has serious financial problems. Democrats have been calling for revenue increases in order to reduce the deficit, while Republicans continue to advocate for deeper spending cuts.

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