So Far, The 113th Congress Has Done Very Little. Thank You.

There should be some rejoicing about this news the way I see it. It is believe that a “Good” Congress is one that passes an enormous amout of laws. But as we have seen, each law passed favors one group at the expense of another. Look 111th Congress that passe a lot of Bills plus one misnamed the “Affordable Care Act” at roughly 2000 unread pages that spawned 8 FEET of paper printed regulations when stacked and growing. Would that rate then a “Productive Congress”? A Do-Nothing Congress in my mind is a good Congress. No new laws restricting more things in our lives. But then again, the resident at 1600 PA Ave., NW, Washington, Disease, and permanent traveler and vacationers seems to think he can do, and has usurped some Congressional Power.

Poll: Most Americans Say U.S. Congress Has Done Nothing
December 26, 2013 by UPI – United Press International, Inc.

ATLANTA (UPI) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans say the current Congress has been highly ineffective, while two-thirds say it’s the worst in their lifetime, a poll says.
Some 73 percent of those surveyed said current federal lawmakers had done nothing to fix the country’s problems, said the CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.

One in four people disagreed with that assessment.

“That sentiment exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old — all think this year’s Congress has been the worst they can remember,” said Keating Holland, CNN’s polling director.

The poll also found Americans were not hopeful Congress would change for the better, Holland said.

Some 52 percent said Democratic leaders were leading the country the wrong way, while 54 percent believed the same thing about Republican leadership.

Fewer than 60 bills were passed in the first year of the current session of Congress, an analysis by CNN found.

Some 1,035 adults around the United States were interviewed for the survey, which was conducted Dec. 16-19 by ORC International. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

http://personalliberty.com/2013/12/26/poll-most-americans-say-u-s-congress-has-done-nothing/

7 Comments

  1. It has always amused me how many people think that when Congress is passing law after law they are “doing work”. I guess in one respect they are: they’re working to limit someone’s freedom. Or all of our freedom. I would love to see a Congress that actually sat down and asked: “What laws can we repeal?, What Agency can we end? What regulations are unnecessary? How can we make A,B or C more efficient?”. I think it was Thomas Jefferson who stated: “The government that governs least, governs best”.

    There would be a National breath of fresh air if during the State of the Union the President smilingly said: “We have worked Tirelessly this year and I’m happy to report we’ve cut 13,000 unnecessary laws, countless regulations and ended several Departments which were redundant. You’re welcome!”.

  2. Uninformed Democrats are crowing about this poll, unaware it seems that Congress includes the Democrat-dominated, Harry Reid-led, Senate. The GOP-dominated House has passed MANY bills that are languishing on Harry Reid’s desk. I don’t have a tally, but my guess is that the Republicans in the House have passed many more bills than the Senate has passed, but few of the Republicans’ bills make it to Senate committees, let alone to the floor of the Senate.

  3. There would be a National breath of fresh air if during the State of the Union the President smilingly said: “We have worked Tirelessly this year and I’m happy to report we’ve cut 13,000 unnecessary laws, countless regulations and ended several Departments which were redundant. You’re welcome!”.

    Now that would be a productive Congress.

  4. If you could interbreed humans and rats, you might get a Harry Reid. And if you could interbreed humans and swine, you would get a Hillary Clinton.

  5. Eric
    Saturday, 28 December 2013 at 15:23 (Edit)

    If you could interbreed humans and rats, you might get a Harry Reid. And if you could interbreed humans and swine, you would get a Hillary Clinton.

    But you get a pair of Jackasses either way.

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