Friday, May 10, 2013

Republican Jackass of the Week

Based on "The Parting Shot" on the Bill Press Show:

It's the US House of Representatives, in Republican control, run by Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

The 1948 Congress was famously referred to as the "do nothing congress." But that was nothing compared to the 112th Congress over the last two years, which was the least productive congress in American history. And it looks like the current 113th Congress will accomplish even less, setting the bar even deeper into record territory.

Four weeks ago they sat around for a whole week and passed one bill: to renew the production of helium. Then they went home for ten days.

This week they worked all of three days and passed one bill, allowing business owners to replace overtime with "comp time." This bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. It's going nowhere.

And next week they will vote on only one issue -- to pretend to repeal Obamacare for the 39th time.

That's it. No action on climate change, immigration, common sense gun control, tax reform, education, or anything else.

These people are getting paid $174,000 a year and they accomplish absolutely nothing.

The US House of Representatives and John Boehner: this week's Republican Jackass of the Week.

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