REFLECTIONS

Posted on September 27, 2012

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CONGRESS GETS ITS ORDERS NOV. 6

Unwilling to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff January 1, 2013, and unable to pass what has previously been routine legislation, members of the 112 Congress this week are doing what they do best, and that’s nothing.

Well, that’s not quite fair. They’re technically in recess, having left Washington to campaign for the next six weeks.

Last week The New York Times reported this Congress will go down “as the least productive body in a generation,” passing fewer than 200 bills into law.

That’s even worse than the tally of 906 earned by the body that former President Harry Truman called the “do-nothing” Congress in the 1940s.

The 112th Congress was unable even to pass several necessary measures that previously became law with little conflict.

They have punted on the farm bill, drought assistance, revamping the Postal Service, and a bill that protects victims of domestic violence which had been extended without incident twice before.

And now we must wait six weeks for voters to send Washington a message about the course that should be taken by moving forward. But, many voters think their Congressperson is O.K. or doing a good job. Voters must look at the record and elect a Congressperson who will compromise and do the job for the people.

More than electing a president it is important to elect a Congress that will not fail us.

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