Examiner Editorial: Closing The Books On The Worst Congress.

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    Americans can give thanks in this Christmas season for an end to the reckless and destructive 111th Congress. This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year. In the dead of night, Democratic lawmakers stuffed the monstrous 2,700-page bill with special-interest goodies and political payoffs like the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase." As we have learned since, most members were still ignorant of the bill's contents three months later, when it gained final passage in the House. No surprise that its immediate results -- both intended and unintended -- have been almost uniformly bad.

    Similarly, odds are that not one member of the 111th Congress actually read the so-called "cap-and-trade" bill before it passed the House in June 2009. Even a speed-reader could not have digested House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman's last-second, 309-page amendment, which read as clear as mud: "Page 14, strike lines 1 through 3 and insert the following. ..." It was filed after 1:30 a.m. just before the vote on final passage. There is also serious doubt that any member of Congress understood the 2,000-page financial reform bill that Congress passed this summer. One of its two main sponsors, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., remarked, "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. ..."

    And Democrats wonder why Gallup found this Congress to be the least popular in the history of its polls?


    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Examiner Editorial: Closing the books on the worst Congress | Washington Examiner
     
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    One of the most sucessful Congresses in recent history

    TARP- Along with Stimulus, Reversed the worst recession in 70 years. Saved the financial and auto industries

    Stimulus- Reversed economic collapse, created 3 million jobs

    Healthcare Bill- Ended pre-existing condition denials, created insurance pools, provides coverage for 30 million uninsured

    Financial Reform- Prevents a repeat of the 2007-2008 collapse

    Repealed DADT- Milestone in equal rights

    Signed START Treaty- Continues the sanity started by Reagan

    History will look kindly on the accomplishments of this Congress
     
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    RW seems to define Winning as pushing an agenda upon the public against the will of the public.
     
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    I do hope that the new Congress takes note, and legislates with that in mind. I have my doubts....but I'm an optimist.
     
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    I'm fucking glad they are going. dammned wrecked the country. But remember the asshole in the wh still has the veto pen and the Senate so we're not out of the woods yet.
     
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    Public supported Healthcare reform.....just couldn't agree on the scope. Some wanted more, some wanted less

    START- Overwhelming public support

    Ending DADT- Overwhelming public support

    TARP and Stimulus prevented an economic collapse

    Republicans once again were on the wrong side of history
     
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    I think being partisan has painted you a rosey picture of what happened.
    TARP....no not really.....billions that will never be recovered....even though they say it will, the taxpayer and the deficit will never see it.
    STIMULUS.....no it didn't create 3 million jobs....just some fuzzy math that the administration will pawn on its base. Cash for Clunkers :lol: Rebates for buying Homes :lol:
    HEALTCARE We're seeing a lot of businesses getting exemptions and Unions not covering children now. Yeah, that was a prize. :lol:
    Financial Reform.....I'm not sure on that...so the verdict is still out.
    DADT...Okay...I'll give him that.
    START It needed more debate, and on the face, Russia got the best part of that....just too early to call it a plus for the president.

    Leftwinger....you can hang your hat on those, but most Americans see through it.

    9.8% Unemployment
     
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    yep.
     
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    who does?
     

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