"Yes, government still exists. We're sorry."

Jon Stewart lambasts both Barack Obama and the Tea Party over debt ceiling agreement.

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Never one to hold back, Jon Stewart turned his ire on both President Obama and the Tea Party on the Daily Show last night, expressing disappointment with the debt ceiling deal.

Playing a clip of Obama thanking the American people for their part in the deal, Stewart says: "You're not pinning this turd on us."

Outraged that several Tea Party representatives still feel the deal has not gone far enough, Stewart says:

Yes, government still exists. We still have traffic lights. We're sorry. Not everybody defines freedom as the ability to not pay taxes. Government isn't perfect, but some people wish it was better, not gone.


Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.