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This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 4/21/2017 6:45:54 AM

Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to "go big, go bold, and do things." So far, the GOP has not delivered. "They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing´s happening," lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. "Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn´t do by himself. ... The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace." Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump´s Supreme Court pick. But what about actually advancing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hpmatt, 4/21/2017 7:06:00 AM     (No. 11228793)

I think to RINO agrnda is to none of Trump´s agenda. The Uniparty is happy with Washington as it is. Just increase the debt limit, everyone gets funded with a CR, and even though this year has had historic tax receipts, they still spent close to a Trillion more than revenue.

Everyone in DC gets what they want. Screw Trump and his flyovers. Next year if RINOs are a minority in House and/or Senate, same results for DC as this year. Happy Happy Happy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 4/21/2017 7:12:08 AM     (No. 11228797)

It´s been a travesty since 2008 where the democrats rubber-stamped every stupid idea to emerge from Obama´s coconut and the RINOs sat idly by and watched the carnage from their safe leather seats, the ones who bothered to show up for work. What Congress didn´t do, the LGBTQ Supreme Court did. The work isn´t over yet folks.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/21/2017 7:55:35 AM     (No. 11228833)

Of course it is a Travesty. The GOPe know what the citizens think of their non-action, yet it changes nothing. They are so morally bankrupt that all the are concerned about is the money that flows from the groups that own them, and pay for their re-election.

Paul Ryan has got to be aware of the negative opinion of millions of Americans,yet it impacts him not in the least. As long as the Chamber of Commerce, and K-Street Lobbying Groups fill his wallet he is content to ignore the needs and wishes of the citizenry. It really is criminal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/21/2017 7:58:12 AM     (No. 11228837)

Equally frustrating is the Do-Nothing FBI when it comes to the Obama / Clinton scandals. Obama´s Fast & Furious illegal gun running? The Pigford black farmers scandal? IRS Tea Party scandal? The domestic spying scandal? Poof! Nothing to see there.

Hillary´s email scandal? Her Foundation´s bribe solicitation scandal? The Russian uranium scandal? Also poof! Not reassuring for swamp draining that FBI Director Comey has 3 more years as head of the Bureau.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: terrywhite, 4/21/2017 8:01:06 AM     (No. 11228839)

I was wondering this in the last few days....The media has been obsessed with what Trump has or has not accomplished in the first 100 days, but what has the congress done in that same period? Not much at all apparently.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hotrod, 4/21/2017 8:51:20 AM     (No. 11228875)

The media created the ´´100 Day´´ milestone, based on supposed public for the new guy. Now, if all campaign promises are not completed in that amount of time, the media uses it to pronounce failure of an administration (as long as it is a Republican administration).

The sooner, the better for some issues, but I am more concerned with what is accomplished in the first term of the administration. By then, the first 100 days will be long forgotten.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thomthomp, 4/21/2017 9:07:27 AM     (No. 11228889)

I agree with all but the last sentence in the article. Ryan has already shown that he is either incompetent or purposefully sabotaging the President´s agenda. It hardly matters which. He needs to go now!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 4/21/2017 9:12:11 AM     (No. 11228892)

Anyone ever write (pen and paper, not email) their own congress critter and ask
what are THEY doing to help the president get our country out of the slime obama and the Rats left it in?

You´ll receive either a ´one size fits all´ response letter or no response at all. They don´t give a damned WHAT we think.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 4/21/2017 9:42:45 AM     (No. 11228926)

Remove Ryan now - "a better way"....,.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/21/2017 9:44:20 AM     (No. 11228928)

I agree 100%. The Uni-Party is in full action mode. Words in media mean nothing anymore. It´s still all about the Agenda!

I recd a letter just yesterday from the RNC begging more money. I was a life long Pubbie and damn proud of it. When the Republicans allowed Loretta Lynch to become AG, I resigned. That ripped the blanket for me. The Republicans showed their true colors on that one. We desperately need a new party.

No more money to the Republicans until I see absolute proof they have stopped being idiots!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/21/2017 10:13:19 AM     (No. 11228952)

Republicans are proud and happy to be in bipartisan control of our post Constitutional country. Personal political power has transcended individual liberty and freedom. To see McConnell and Ryan sitting on each side of Trump with big Cheshire Cat grins and ear to ear smiles on their faces is beyond disgusting. They are pushing the ultimate sales pitch on Trump to lock in full government control over healthcare and big government spending and crony capitalism. Vampires in charge of the blood bank.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shamus, 4/21/2017 10:17:11 AM     (No. 11228958)

Ryan is a useless fool. The sad thing is that there may not be anyone better to take his place.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: IdahoSky, 4/21/2017 10:20:58 AM     (No. 11228962)

My own fat-headed Freedom Caucus rep is doing his best to obstruct Trump at every turn.
I will donate to any challenger he gets.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Italianlooks, 4/21/2017 10:27:56 AM     (No. 11228970)

We owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for shinning the light on a Dysfunctional government. Regular Order is raise money debate vacation travel and screw the country

GOP is lost!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: save America, 4/21/2017 10:29:16 AM     (No. 11228972)

What did we ever do to be punished with Ryan ?This guy has no skills and in over his head. People would not put up with their favorite sports team, being this incompetent.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/21/2017 10:30:01 AM     (No. 11228973)

The Republicrats were caught by surprise by Trump´s victory. They had no plans because they didn´t need any except to "resist" under Hillary. That didn´t stop them from claiming to have various plans ready to go.

The other problem is that the Republicrats are suffering a deep case of cognitive dissonance. They are undoubtedly under the impression that Trump is unpopular and going to fail - so they need to keep distance so as not to be tarred with "disaster" themselves.

Obamacare is a classic - the GOP election hook was "repeal" (and that includes Trump), but the operative foolishness is to "replace", but retaining two of the most "popular" expensive/onerous bits: Pre-existing coverage, and "kids" up to 26.

The Feds ought to get OUT of meddling in the cost of medical services. If anything, expand medical schools to "flood" the US with American doctors, and make legit medical services tax deductible from dollar one - no special accounts or other tax dodge programs are necessary. But, then that´s taking a risk...and with Trump, that may not be wise.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 4/21/2017 10:35:36 AM     (No. 11228982)

Dittos above that this is deliberate GOPe/UniParty sabotage.

The solution? New party.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: privateer, 4/21/2017 10:53:21 AM     (No. 11228999)

Per 8, I never write my congresscritters, because as a boy I read the story of King Canute. Also, our Speakster of the House and Senate Leader spent so much time as obama´s palace eunuchs, that now, when they are in control, they lack the "wherewithal" to get things done. That, and they are self-serving, malicious, tiny little weasels.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: judy, 4/21/2017 11:16:42 AM     (No. 11229025)

Yeh & Graham & McCain are leading the pack!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/21/2017 11:50:25 AM     (No. 11229056)

What #1 said, IN SPADES. Bunch pantywaist losers.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 4/21/2017 12:27:18 PM     (No. 11229098)

If WTP could put Pres. Trump in office against all odds, we CAN change our Senators and Representatives. They are there because we reelect them term after term! It will take a lot of time to pass term limits amendment, but reelections come around regularly. Get involved, work the party locally and state, let´s get new, honest, patriotic men and women in those abused seats.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/21/2017 1:26:11 PM     (No. 11229180)

Newt for Speaker, he will fix things or heads will roll. Ryan is NOT a leader he is a policy wonk and not a real good one at that! That is the problem, LEADERSHIP!

IF I were Speaker and I had these renegades trashing everything I´d delete their positions on every committee, they would be twiddling their thumbs or supporting real reform!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/21/2017 4:12:53 PM     (No. 11229386)

Has PDT fired all the Czars that Obama hired? I´ve never heard anything about it.

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