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Old 11-16-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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As House Republicans use up their last hours in session this month on more partisan messaging bills with no hope of enactment, we wanted to make sure you saw today’s New York Times piece highlighting the dismal record they’ve set as the least productive Congress of the modern age. Most egregiously, the Senate has passed a number of bipartisan bills that haven’t seen the light of day in the House – bills Congress used to pass easily and that affect millions of Americans. From the article:

Disappointing to say the least. With millions of middle-class families and small businesses facing uncertainty over whether their taxes will go up next year, millions of farmers unsure about the future without the passage of a farm bill, and our service members in uniform concerned about the impact of the Republican-imposed sequester cuts set to take effect in January, it is simply irresponsible for Republican House leaders to leave for the Fall with a stack of unfinished business. And we’re guessing it won’t go over well with the American people, either.

http://www.democraticwhip.gov/conten...ive-generation

This Congress could be least productive since 1947

Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers, or less than 2% of all proposed laws, according to a USA TODAY analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerk's office.

When Democrats controlled both chambers during the 111th Congress, 258 laws were enacted in 2010 and 125 in 2009, including President Obama's health care law.

The 112th Congress will conclude after Election Day following an anticipated lame duck session. It has been defined by partisan divisions and legislative failures, including a bipartisan "Super Committee" that failed to enact $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction.

This Congress could be least productive since 1947
The GOP/Teapublicans set out to obstruct and they certainly have. What a sad excuse for governing.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Better half of PA
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In about fifty short weeks things will change.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I say good. The less laws they pass the safer we are and the more money that stays in our wallets
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The GOP/Teapublicans set out to obstruct and they certainly have. What a sad excuse for governing.


Hate to bust your bubble, but the Democrats have more weight to be led by Harry Reid.

Congress is not just the House. The house has been very productive. It is Democrat Harry Reid that has tabled practically every bill that has come from the House and there have been a lot.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I say good. The less laws they pass the safer we are and the more money that stays in our wallets
The people don't agree:
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Hate to bust your bubble, but the Democrats have more weight to be led by Harry Reid.

Congress is not just the House. The house has been very productive. It is Democrat Harry Reid that has tabled practically every bill that has come from the House and there have been a lot.
Nice spin but Republicans have a worse approval rating. They don't even get a majority from Republicans:

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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The GOP/Teapublicans set out to obstruct and they certainly have. What a sad excuse for governing.
Leave it to a liberal to judge the productivity of congress by how many new laws they pass.

I say the congress was very productive. If Obama can measure his success by how many jobs he "saved" then we can judge congress by how many freedoms they saved. Because of Republicans in congress we don't have cap & trade, don't have comprehensive immigration reform, don't have single payer healthcare, don't have taxpayer funded abortions, don't have more IRS agents being political police, don't have more ambassadors being assassinated, don't have more restrictions on drilling, don't have more gun control.

Good job Republicans!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Good. If least productive means not ****ing up the country like the 111th Congress did with this POS Onumbnutcare, I say Keep on Keeping on.

This thread is a classic example of the liberal NeoProg mental disorder.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Good. If least productive means not ****ing up the country like the 111th Congress did with this POS Onumbnutcare, I say Keep on Keeping on.

This thread is a classic example of the liberal NeoProg mental disorder.
Then why have a Congress? Why have a government? It seems your view is that we were better off living in caves to fend for ourselves. Contrarily, I think that government has the capability of making life better. The fact that the GOP doesn't believe in governing is a problem of its own.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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The GOP/Teapublicans set out to obstruct and they certainly have. What a sad excuse for governing.
"Republican-led 112th Congress Least Productive in a Generation"

I hate to break your partisan bubble but, CONGRESS is made up the House AND the SENATE.

When the House sends a bill to the Senate the Senate Majority Leader is SUPPOSED to give the bill to the appropriate committee, NOT throw it in the trash as Harry Reid has done over 35 times.

Thread, FAIL!
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