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Do you think that's fair? Call Eric Cantor 202-225-2815, Mitch McConnell 202-224-2541, @SpeakerBoehner 202-225-0600 #PutUSA1st Pass tax cuts for MIDDLE CLASS now! Time to tell the GOP WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE. #My2K Or CUT YOUR PAY. Earn your check. Call Anytime 24/7. Despite the "Do-Nothing Congress, the economy is growing under the leadership of President Obama. The current Congress, by comparison, has passed just 196 bills, easily the lowest total since the U.S. House Clerk's office started keeping track. Consider the progress in chart form, which should drive home just how unproductive the 112th Congress (2011-2012) really is. In fairness, I should note that the current Congress still has another month to go, and I suppose it's possible that there will be a flurry of progress and constructive policymaking. But given partisan differences and a shrinking calendar, I'm pretty comfortable with the notion that this will be the least productive of any modern Congress by a large margin. This is not, by the way, the inevitable result of divided government (one party controlling the House; the other party controlling the Senate). There have been plenty of other Congresses, some quite recently, with a Democratic Senate and a Republican House, but their bill totals weren't nearly this anemic. When evaluating whether this is, in fact, the worst Congress ever,
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Maddow - New Congress Will Work 126 Days With 239 Days Off
Do you think that's fair? Call Eric Cantor 202-225-2815, Mitch McConnell 202-224-2541, @SpeakerBoehner 202-225-0600 #PutUSA1st Pass tax cuts for MIDDLE CLASS now! Time to tell the GOP WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE. #My2K Or CUT YOUR PAY. Earn your check. Call Anytime 24/7. Despite the "Do-Nothing Congress, the economy is growing under the leadership of President Obama. The current Congress, by comparison, has passed just 196 bills, easily the lowest total since the U.S. House Clerk's office started keeping track. Consider the progress in chart form, which should drive home just how unproductive the 112th Congress (2011-2012) really is. In fairness, I should note that the current Congress still has another month to go, and I suppose it's possible that there will be a flurry of progress and constructive policymaking. But given partisan differences and a shrinking calendar, I'm pretty comfortable with the notion that this will be the least productive of any modern Congress by a large margin. This is not, by the way, the inevitable result of divided government (one party controlling the House; the other party controlling the Senate). There have been plenty of other Congresses, some quite recently, with a Democratic Senate and a Republican House, but their bill totals weren't nearly this anemic. When evaluating whether this is, in fact, the worst Congress ever,
Date: 12/3/12
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