Congress slunk out of Washington in the wee hours of the morning Saturday after both chambers passed a six-month stop gap spending measure—ending one of the worst two-year stretches of congressional action in modern history. […] On the steps on the House side of the Capitol on Thursday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ticked off the pieces of legislation that have not yet been passed by Congress. “We’re here standing together to recognize that since Aug. 3, when Congress adjourned, and Nov. 14, when we’re being called back into session, we will have been in session only eight days,” Pelosi said. “That’s just not right.” — Congress Lives Up To Its Title As ‘Least Productive In Modern History’ As Lawmakers Head Home For Elections
President Obama had a few things to say about the least productive Congress in history slinking out of DC while work remains to be done:
“Without much fanfare, members of the House of Representatives banged a gavel, turned out the lights and rushed home, declaring their work finished for now,” Obama said in his weekly address. “If that frustrates you, it should – because their work isn’t finished.”
“Apparently, some members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks this campaign season than they are about yours,” he added.
If Congress had “gotten its act together,” the president said, lawmakers would have extended tax cuts for the middle class and passed a farm bill to aid ranchers and farmers hit by natural disasters.
If Congress had “done the right thing,” Obama added, lawmakers would have created a veterans’ jobs corps to help returning troops find work and acted to help homeowners refinance at lower rates.
Instead, he said, “Republicans in Congress have dragged their feet. And now they’re gone.”
YES WE CAN vote out the politicians who are anti-government on Nov. 6 — and vote in a House and Senate that will work with President Obama.
Let’s get America functional again.