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Closing the books on the worst Congress Ever For The USA
Closing the books on the worst Congress Ever For The USA

By: Examiner Editorial 12/25/10 8:05 PM

Americans can give thanks in this Christmas season for an end to the reckless and destructive 111th Congress.

This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year. In the dead of night, Democratic lawmakers stuffed the monstrous 2,700-page bill with special-interest goodies and political payoffs like the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase." As we have learned since, most members were still ignorant of the bill's contents three months later, when it gained final passage in the House. No surprise that its immediate results -- both intended and unintended -- have been almost uniformly bad.

Similarly, odds are that not one member of the 111th Congress actually read the so-called "cap-and-trade" bill before it passed the House in June 2009. Even a speed-reader could not have digested House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman's last-second, 309-page amendment, which read as clear as mud: "Page 14, strike lines 1 through 3 and insert the following. ..." It was filed after 1:30 a.m. just before the vote on final passage. There is also serious doubt that any member of Congress understood the 2,000-page financial reform bill that Congress passed this summer. One of its two main sponsors, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., remarked, "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. ..."

And Democrats wonder why Gallup found this Congress to be the least popular in the history of its polls?

After suffering a comprehensive and humiliating defeat in the midterm election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the unfrocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led lame-duck congressional Democrats on a last-minute banzai charge for more federal spending, debt, earmarks, taxes and regulations. They unsuccessfully pushed for the biggest tax increase in American history, a yearlong spending bill loaded with pork, and a DREAM Act to award amnesty to certain children of illegal immigrants. We hope that voters will remember these misguided initiatives in two years.

Our Founding Fathers were always wary of those who wanted government to do lots of big things. That's why they created a system that separated powers among three more or less equal branches and provided each of them with powerful checks and balances. When professional politicians become frustrated with Congress, it is a sign that our system is working as intended. Columbia University historian Alan Brinkley told Bloomberg News recently that "this is probably the most productive session of Congress since at least the '60s." When Congress votes on bills that no one reads or understands, it can be quite "productive." Americans have already rendered a verdict on such productivity and elected a new Congress with orders to clean up the mess in Washington.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opini...-worst-congress
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12-26-2010 08:09 PM  9 years ago
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While it's true we can close the books on this horrible congress, we cannot close the books on the effects of this congress...kinda like food poisoning...you can clean the plates after eating, but Montezuma will always have revenge later.90% of life is "showing up"
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12-26-2010 08:55 PM  9 years ago
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From the look of it nothing will change
The Republicans are no better when it comes to earmarks and pork, at last count they had a list as long as the Democrats.
And If I read that wrong then why does the TP exist.
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12-26-2010 09:24 PM  9 years ago
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For the most part...the worst republican is still better than the best democrat.Caliber 90 FT os91 c-spec
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12-26-2010 11:16 PM  9 years ago
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Is that on idealogical grounds or on Govt spending.
TP folks do not seem to be happy about the spending of either side, Dem or Rep.
And the biggest problem the US seems to have is Govt spending.
Our Australian dollar is now worth more than the US dollar, never before in my lifetime I can remember but it is now.
Setting new records like that should cause alarm.
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12-26-2010 11:18 PM  9 years ago
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When's your next election? How do feel it will come out? Be interesting to see and hear changes and will they truly be for the better?...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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12-29-2010 05:56 PM  9 years ago
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12-30-2010 05:44 PM  9 years ago
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For the most part...the worst republican is still better than the best democrat.
Dont be so sure about that... It certainly looks like from this angle not much has changed.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46097.html

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...y-pose-problems
"There is a fine line between cutting edge and bleeding edge.."
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12-30-2010 05:49 PM  9 years ago
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Dont be so sure about that... It certainly looks like from this angle not much has changed.
Don't be so sure yourself.

The Repubs have not even taken over yet.

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12-30-2010 06:44 PM  9 years ago
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The Repubs have not even taken over yet.

Exactly. And their first order of business is to put the guy who helped to ban incandescent light bulbs in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee? I was hoping the Republicans had finally gotten it, but apparently not. Not with bonehead moves like this they havent.
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