No populace in the history of humans has ever responded like this.
I'm so shocked and surprised. I was born yesterday.
And no politician in the history of humans has ever said nonsense to cover their ass. That's just unheard of.
Imagine, a populace outraged at catastrophe, in which they bear the largest burden in relation to the wealthy who profited and helped create the catastrophe, and congress people that supported it and want it both ways. Entirely new to the human experience, of that I'm sure.
We should record this in history so we'll learn from it, because apparently it's the first lesson of this kind in history, and humans always learn from history.