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Does Congress deserve a vacation?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Our illustrious men and women of the House of Represenatives and the Senate just
    adjourned for 5 weeks off.
    Repubicans' job approval rating is 19%.
    Democrats' is only marginally better at 31%.
    They left a LOT of unfinished business on the table. Farm bill? Immigration reform?
    And how about those jobs we've been hearing about since the 2010 mid-term election?

    Congress can't be any less effective NOT in session than in.
    Still -- what if we refused to pay them for this leave?
    smile

    1. Reality Bytes profile image84
      Reality Bytesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        If we actually had a choice, I think there would be an almost unanimous consensus:

      http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQDmtpZPXHIqdAYPe3Q_hqTKWkCTyqmPSpNAAYhaAGYGLQCaUhSg

      1. Mighty Mom profile image87
        Mighty Momposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Good one, RB!
        Sooooo true!!

  2. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 4 years ago

    They should get a maximum of two weeks for vacation. Like normal people.

  3. innersmiff profile image74
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Can they just take a permanent vacation?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's a great solution!   smile

  4. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago

    Haven't you folks heard? Five weeks is the new two weeks, just like being seventy is the new fifty.

    1. profile image74
      Education Answerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Seventeen trillion in debt is the new five trillion? 

      The downward acceleration of our country has to reach maximum velocity at some point. . .I hope it's soon, otherwise bankruptcy will be the new budget.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image84
        Reality Bytesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSAvWTRM1t0luLkx0GA-2br9zQgybjuTtyBxKn4J2rYsIQHwvxR

        What is a trillion dollars among friends?  yikes

      2. Mighty Mom profile image87
        Mighty Momposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Downward acceleration of our country is broader than just federal budget.

        Widespread idiocy and vacuousness (and so proud of it!) are the citizenry equivalent of bankruptcy.

        Alexis de Tocqueville said, "In democracy, we get the government we deserve."
        We're really slipping fast with this bunch.

        1. GA Anderson profile image83
          GA Andersonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Great quote. I wish I had remembered it, there are many threads here where it would have been the most appropriate bipartisan response.

          Forget Tocqueville, I'm going to steal the quote and give you author's credit.

          GA

        2. profile image74
          Education Answerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          We agree on this.  Good points.

          1. Mighty Mom profile image87
            Mighty Momposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            How could we disagree? smile

            Education and opportunity. True upward mobility and a strong middle class.
            Is that too much to ask for? We used to have it. That's the America I grew up in.

  5. profile image74
    Education Answerposted 4 years ago

    Would a business's board of directors get to take a vacation if they weren't able to balance the books or even come up with a budget?  I guess some would get the vacation, perhaps if they were receiving stimulus money from the government.  Still, no solvent business would be able to break for vacation without a working budget.   

    No, Congress deserves a one-way trip home but not a vacation.

 
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