5 issues on Congress’ to-do list with Less Than One Day to go before August recess
Today’s question: How much did Congress accomplished on their to-do list before Recess thus far, for the little boys & girls on Capital Hill?
NOT A DAMN THING!
This is history repeating itself:
1999: “Like restless students yearning to burst out the schoolhouse door, members of Congress are preparing to quit the steamy capital today for a month’s vacation, leaving many of their toughest assignments unfinished.”
2003: “Senate Republican leaders will try this week to pass a massive energy package sought by President Bush and are threatening to force colleagues to delay a cherished August recess until the work is done.”
2004: “Halfway through the year, Congress has spent its time on a mix of politics and business, but leaves for the rest of summer with some major work yet unfinished. Lawmakers return after Labor Day and plan to break again Oct. 1.”
2005: “In a mad dash to rack up some accomplishments before Congress leaves town for its five-week August recess, the Senate on Tuesday temporarily abandoned work on a defense policy bill and took up a measure, likely to pass and laden with political implications for Democrats, that will shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits.”
2006: “GOP leaders were scrambling yesterday to bolster a thin list of legislative accomplishments before the House recesses tonight for a five-week summer break. But a minimum-wage deal was far from certain, and pension legislation was near collapse. Last night’s struggles underscored the divisions in Republican ranks that leaders had hoped to paper over before the August recess.”
2007: “Congress stumbled toward its August recess on a discordant note Friday as angry partisanship and distrust slowed the House and Senate in the latest example of the ideological standoff that has made progress difficult all year.
2008: “Lawmakers sped for the exits yesterday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline.”
THE RECESSION BEGINS AND THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF CAPITAL HILL RAN HOME KNOWING THAT OUT COUNTRY WAS IN DEEP SHIT!!! INCLUDING OUR ALLIES AND ITS BEEN AN UPHILL BATTLE EVER SINCE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE.