Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congress Brought to a Stand-Still

It is difficult to be a congressional observer these days. I find what is going on in Congress right now ugly, dirty and detrimental to the nation. How bad are your congressional representatives in the House and Senate?
by Charlie Leck

I’ve remarked here, a number of times, that this is the worst Congress ever. The historical accuracy of that statement has been challenged by a number of readers.

Well, there is some statistical data and some historical information to back up my claim. The 112th Congress passed fewer bills than any other in modern history (since we’ve been able to rapidly prepare and print legislation for debate).

The lack of creative activity in Congress can unarguably be blamed on (or credited to – depending on your view point) the radically conservative wing of the Republican Party. Those several dozen members of Congress came there, first and foremost, to be disruptive of the legislative policy.

This radical wing in Congress is devoted to destroying what has become known as Obama Care even though some very bright analysts and health delivery experts see the President’s soon to be implemented health care plan a very workable and efficient means to deliver affordable, quality medical care to the largest number of Americans in history.

This radical element is committed to destroying, disrupting and ending this new health care delivery program before it gets a chance to prove itself and then become routine.

The commitment to destroy Obama Care has taken precedent over all other matters and radical members of the opposition sell their votes to other members of the Congress based on whether or not the buyers will come over to their side to kill the President’s health care plan.

The American people ought to be crying out, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” However, the ordinary guy on the street just doesn’t know what he can do about stopping this radical element. And, I understand that.

These tawdry members of Congress are going so far as to threaten to completely shut-down Congress by not funding it unless enough reasonable members join them in the vote to repeal Obama Care. This has become an irrational motive on the part of these radicals. They really have no substantial and reasonable argument against the new health care program. They just don’t want it implemented.

The Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner, is just not capable enough to pull his own party together for the sake of the nation’s economic health.

The New York Times calls the congressional representatives who are a part of this movement to kill Obama Care “the shrill voices of extremists.” (read the entire editorial here)

These extremists have brought Congress to a virtual stand-still. And, they are proud of it. Several of them, like the weird one from Kentucky, dream of being President one day. OMG!

UPDATE (Sunday, 15 September 2013 at 8:55 a.m.)
Read GOP's own anger about these Tea Party U.S. Senators

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1 comment:

  1. Extremists seem to be having their way throughout the world. Maybe it's about time that we take note of what the man in "Network" said, "I'm mad as hell, and I won't take it anymore".