Count this as a blessing

What “this” am, I referring to in the title? Well, the revelation that the 112th Senate, run by Harry Reid, has been a do-nothing chamber for the last year or so:

For those who need proof that the Senate was a do-nothing chamber in 2011 beyond the constant partisan bickering and failure to pass a federal budget, there is now hard evidence that it was among the laziest in 20 years.

In her latest report, Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson revealed a slew of data that put the first session of the 112th Senate at the bottom of Senates since 1992 in legislative productivity, an especially damning finding considering that it wasn’t an election year when congressional action is usually lower.

For example, while the Democratically-controlled Senate was in session for 170 days, it spent an average of just 6.5 hours in session on those days, the second lowest since 1992. Only 2008 logged a lower average of 5.4 hours a day, and that’s when action was put off because several senators were running for president, among them Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain.

On the passage of public laws, arguably its most important job, the Senate notched just 90, the second lowest in 20 years, and it passed a total of 402 measures, also the second lowest. And as the president has been complaining about, the chamber confirmed a 20-year low of 19,815 judicial and other nominations.

The Secretary of the Senate’s office didn’t comment on the statistics, but it did provide a comparison to action in 2009, the first term of the 111th Senate, when many of President Obama’s initiatives were considered by the Democratically-controlled House and Senate. By comparison the number of Senate bills offered last year was down 30 percent, the number of amendments offered sank 55 percent, and the number of roll call votes dropped 40 percent.

I say count your blessings indeed. Yeah, Reid and his gang of thieves have made sure we haven’t had a real budget for 3 years and going now – so the American people wouldn’t have an accounting sheet of the massive overspending and waste that the left has engaged in during the last 3 years with much, much worse to come – or had another stimulus patronage bill that funneled a trillion dollar of tax payer’s money to democrat & democrat friendly operatives, lobbyists, friends, organizations, and campaign coffers. But other than that sort of travesty, which we had a ton off for the first 2 years of Team blue’s rein of terror, these bastards have not stuck is with other damaging lefty policies that will destroy our country and economy, like Obamacare does for example, in order to fool idiots that want free shit paid by others, to vote for them.

Seriously, having congress do less is good for the country. Having democrats do less, or nothing at all, is doubly so. Count your blessings that these lazy bastards do nothing. Of course, when Obama speaks of the do-nothing congress and pretends it is the House, which is controlled by the other party, make sure to point out the hypocritical bullshit and how the LSM will just parrot that nonsense in a manner that would have made the old order that ran the USSR proud of that propaganda arm back in the day.

The best reward for these bastards? Send as many of them as possible back home. Let them go screw over the bastards that stuck us with them directly and not while screewing us too.

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  1. Miguelito

    a slew of data that put the first session of the 112th Senate at the bottom of Senates since 1992 in legislative productivity,

    I say we encourage each following senate (and house) to break this record again and again.

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  2. FPrefect89

    I agree with Miguelito. There are too many regulations and laws now. Why are we judging a congress on how much more it can restrict our lives?

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  3. ryansparx

    I think that the Founders should have given only one of the houses the power to initiate and propose new legislation, then having the other house only have the power to redact and remove laws. That way, at least one house would actively be cleaning up the crap in order to look like they are actually doing something for their constituency when it comes re-election time. Together it could reach a sort of equilibrium.

    Of course, no matter how well the system was built, I’m sure politicians would still manage to turn it to complete shit.

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  4. CM

    There are too many regulations and laws now. Why are we judging a congress on how much more it can restrict our lives?

    Presumably some (most?) of those laws replaced older laws.
    Obviously it’s even possible for new legislation to reduce restrictions.

    Of course, no matter how well the system was built, I’m sure politicians would still manage to turn it to complete shit.

    True dat.

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