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The Do-Little Congress heads home
Politico, by Seung Min Kim & John Bresnahan

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/2/2014 7:28:46 AM

Congress is leaving town for a five-week recess after failing to address one of the most serious issues facing the nation: the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Republican leaders in the House were able to recover from an embarrassing setback by passing border legislation late Friday full of political red meat for their conservative base, including revisions to a 2008 anti-trafficking law and more money for the National Guard. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his GOP colleagues also passed — over bitter Democratic objections — a bill to rein in President Barack Obama’s program to shield undocumented immigrants from deportations.

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When the president refuses to do his constitutional duty to lead, and chooses to bypass and change legislation illegally by executive orders, Congress would seem useless. Especially when the courts can´t challenge him outright. This makes the separation of powers all but worthless and confusing to a system that ran well till President Nixon left office to protect it. It is not only difficult to have any bipartisanship in Congress because of an unyielding dRATS party voting record, but that truthfully, both houses don´t seem to vote their state or districts desires, but rather what special interests dictate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jackburton, 8/2/2014 7:33:25 AM     (No. 9950361)

Congress did a lot in 2009, as I recall.

I wasn´t impressed. This Congress, or should I say: This House, I was OK with.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 8/2/2014 7:50:58 AM     (No. 9950383)

The House passed more than 350 bills--over 300 with bipartisan support. At least 200 of those bills had unanimous support from the entire chamber.

Come on, Politico... bring us a truthful article about "Do-Naught" Harry Reid.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: vanimal, 8/2/2014 8:06:16 AM     (No. 9950396)

Politico is not a viable news source. The Politico is completly in the bag for the liberals. They never answer how many bills have been held up by Harry Reid and the Do nothing good Senate?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/2/2014 8:27:52 AM     (No. 9950416)

If it is faithful to the headline, the article should mostly be about "Dingy" Harry Reid and his foot dragging. This one is patently dishonest journalism through deliberate misrepresentation.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 8/2/2014 9:10:12 AM     (No. 9950467)

Conservative hate those who use children as shields to cover their Marxist destruction of America.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/2/2014 10:11:49 AM     (No. 9950553)

Sometimes a do-little Congress is a good thing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 8/2/2014 11:51:33 AM     (No. 9950743)

#7 is exactly right. Our founders wanted it difficult for Congress to enact legislation and only when there is significant support from WTP. Bipartisanship has ruined that founding principle and the belief is unless Congress enacts lots of laws and legislation it is considered a failure. Now we get all kinds of laws and legislation that neither side wants or supports all in the name of bipartisanship. What a pant load. I´m sick of Republicans who campaign on "I can reach across the aisle and work with Democrats to get things done." I´ve never heard a Democrat say that about Republicans. I want a Congress that does nothing but repeal previous laws and regulations that are choking economic growth.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gr8shiphandler, 8/2/2014 12:40:26 PM     (No. 9950799)

Another load of horse manure from Politico. Compromise and "go along to get along" and "I´ll vote for your pork if you vote for mine" have led us to $17 trillion in debt and looming bankruptcy. Congress has created this massive, inept, pandering and corrupt Federal mandarin-style government. The only thing I want is for the States to take back control of America--like when the Constitution was written. I want this Federal government ripped out root and branch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snichols, 8/2/2014 2:42:12 PM     (No. 9950912)

Even when a bill is issued in the Senate, Reid won´t let pubs add amendments. He is truly the stopper of the whole congress. News is petty much blaming it all on the pubs.

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