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?
They should get a maximum of two weeks for vacation. Like normal people.
Haven't you folks heard? Five weeks is the new two weeks, just like being seventy is the new fifty.
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.
What is a trillion dollars among friends?
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.
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.
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.
by American View 8 years ago
I cannot wait to hear the responses on this one. A day after Obama was threatening how he will not pay the armed services, not pay Social Security, not fund Medicare, and more. "we do not have the money to pay these things We need to rasie taxes" I agree with him on eliminating tax breaks...
by Doug Hughes 8 years ago
The 14th AmendmentSection 4. "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall...
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
...this guy is a truly non-partisan, clear thinking, fiscally responsible citizen of the United States of AmericaAugust 1, 2011ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Today, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul issued a statement outlining his opposition to the debt ceiling deal struck between the White...
by Ralph Deeds 7 years ago
Here's a small idea for the Super Committee that's supposed to report on how to achieve a trillion dollar savings in the federal budget by November 23--stop paying pension costs of Defense and Energy Department contractors.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/busin … f=businessI wonder what the...
by Doug Hughes 8 years ago
Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC)"The worst part of it would be that if you indeed confiscated all the earnings of every single American making $100,000 or more per year... it not plug the ginormous hole left be liberal overspending.."Scarey and comletely false. BTW, I found the quote online under...
by shazz01109 9 years ago
Any people who are part of the TEA Parties here, what is your issue/complaint with either or both of the major Parties?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|