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Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades
Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/19/2008 | Elizabeth Williamson

Posted on 08/19/2008 8:14:50 AM PDT by safetysign

WASHINGTON -- The 110th Congress, whose term officially ends in January, hasn't passed any spending bills or attacked high gasoline prices. But it has used its powers to celebrate watermelons and to decree the origins of the word "baseball."

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; democratcongress; democrats; donothingcongress; donothingdemocrats; govwatch; pelosi; pelosipremium
I'm so glad that our Democrat Congress established July as National Watermelon Month. Let's play ball!
1 posted on 08/19/2008 8:14:50 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign
A lot of the bills passed were for the naming of Post Offices. Incredible.
2 posted on 08/19/2008 8:18:00 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: safetysign

9% approval rating.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 8:18:45 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: safetysign
The do nothing congress: Opening ourselves to attack and raising living costs for so called global warming. Of course they also increased spending and gave us 4$ gas.

I hope this will act as a visual aid for voters this November. Expect more of the same crap if Obama is elected and the Dems stay in control.

4 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:05 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: safetysign
Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades

Actually, even if they didn't intended to, they may have done a very good thing. Typically, everytime any congress acts, we get screwed.

5 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:23 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Why take from your party's nominee betrayal you'd never take from your spouse?)
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To: safetysign
Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades

Good.

6 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:27 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: safetysign

Believe me now, this is good news.

We already have too many laws.

Being a member of Congress should be a part time job. It would be much better for the country.

If they aren’t there, they can enact laws.


7 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:38 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: safetysign

In the grand scheme of things, fewer bills from this congress is not bad.


8 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:44 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: safetysign
They act like this is bad thing.

It's actually a very good thing.

The fewer laws those elitist bas****s pass, the better.

9 posted on 08/19/2008 8:20:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: RexBeach

can s/b can’t


10 posted on 08/19/2008 8:21:12 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: safetysign

Considering some of the idiocy that previously has come out of the Congress; this is not a totally bad thing.


11 posted on 08/19/2008 8:21:22 AM PDT by Jim Ralls
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To: safetysign

Pelosi’s Congress has moved from Do Nothing to Do Less than Nothing.

But I have finally figured out Pelosi’s plan to reduce gasoline prices, and it has worked great.

Her plan was to so thoroughly obstruct Republicans from passing any oil legislation that President Bush would rescind the long-standing OCS EO, and the pubbies would make a public stand in favor of single issue drilling legislation, thus chilling speculators so much that oil prices would drop by more than 20% from just talking about it.

Masterfully done, Nine-Percent Nancy. You truly have single-handedly brought down gasoline prices by forty cents per gallon, just by being, well, you.


12 posted on 08/19/2008 8:22:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: safetysign

Well, they can’t get everything wrong.


13 posted on 08/19/2008 8:23:13 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: safetysign

“Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades”

Is this good headline or a bad one? I’d say good. Ought to raise their approval rating.


14 posted on 08/19/2008 8:25:44 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: savedbygrace

Correction: Gasoline prices have dropped by more than seventy cents per gallon.

I understated the success of the Pelosi Gasoline Price Reduction Plan. Who can doubt that her fellow Dimocrats will re-elect her as Speaker next January . . . . well, unless the Republicans win back the majority because voters misinterpret the true cause of the lower gasoline prices, and give them the credit.


15 posted on 08/19/2008 8:26:21 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: safetysign

A congress that passes little legislation, steals less money and liberty from us.


16 posted on 08/19/2008 8:26:38 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: safetysign

This trend is encouraging. Now if we can only get Congress to meet for only 4 months every year.


17 posted on 08/19/2008 8:27:45 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: safetysign
"In two decades of record keeping, no sitting Congress has passed fewer public laws at this point in the session -- 294 so far.."

That's good to me.

18 posted on 08/19/2008 8:28:22 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: safetysign; All
Well, they delivered on their promise of 'change.'

...They "changed" Americas' rating of Congress from poor to abominable. (Or is it 'Obamanable'?)

I sincerely hope that there are enough Americans out there who are not too busy playing with their Wiis to pay attention to what has happened since 2006, because a critical point has been proven here: liberals are poisonous to this nation and oppose what is best for this country (you shall know them by their fruits).

By the same token, RINOs who spend most of their time schmoozing with the Democrats are just as dangerous.

You don't negotiate with terrorists, and you don't make deals with Democrats. Neither have resulted in more safety, and both have resulted in more chaos and harm.

19 posted on 08/19/2008 8:29:23 AM PDT by 60Gunner (ALL bleeding stops... eventually.)
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To: safetysign
Why is this supposed to be bad news?

In my lifetime, almost everytime Congress passed a bill it was to take more of my money or more of my freedom.

The fewer "bills" that come out of Congress the better, as far as I'm concerned.

In fact, the only bills I want them to pass now are bills to undo all the damage they've done in the previous 50 years.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

The less time those miscreants spend in DC thinking of ways to take my money or infringe on my freedom, the better.

20 posted on 08/19/2008 8:32:12 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Oratam

That would be great. Meet once per quarter. Pay 1/3 of their present salary. Eliminate the lobbyists and forbid congressional staff living or working in Washington while Congress is not is session. One other rule would be that they work only during normal business hours. No late sessions lasting into the wee hours of the morning.

I am excited just thinking about it. They might see the approval rating go up a few points.


21 posted on 08/19/2008 8:36:32 AM PDT by BatGuano (We're not playing Tidally Winks here!)
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To: safetysign
Isn't this a good thing.
(especially considering the Congress)
22 posted on 08/19/2008 8:39:38 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)
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To: safetysign

Why bother passing anything when screaming about the other party is such an effective weapon to swing at the voters.


23 posted on 08/19/2008 8:41:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting Conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: safetysign

Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades


Reckon we can get them to increase their rate?


24 posted on 08/19/2008 8:55:20 AM PDT by deport ( ----Cue Spook y Music---)
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To: safetysign

Now, if we could just get them to do that without omnibus legislation. One bill, one topic, one law, not a go-zillion riders and ‘earmarks’, and not some 1400 page tome printed the night before the vote.


25 posted on 08/19/2008 9:01:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: safetysign

Actually we would all be better off if they just came to town to do mandatory appropriation bills. Passing laws which are almost always BAD harm the nation and whittle away at the Freedom we have left!


26 posted on 08/19/2008 9:03:34 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: RexBeach

“Being a member of Congress should be a part time job. It would be much better for the country.”

It seems that it is a part time job, unfortunately they are being paid full time.


27 posted on 08/19/2008 9:13:30 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: safetysign

Thank heaven for small favors.

Let them stay home for the next ten years and let the states run their own economies and security.


28 posted on 08/19/2008 9:15:37 AM PDT by Carley
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To: cowtowney

Right. Their salaries should be cut in half.

Unfortunately, THEY determine their own salaries.

Wish I could do that.


29 posted on 08/19/2008 9:16:26 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: safetysign
Congress has passed fewest number of bills in two decades

They say that like it's a BAD thing.

I'm not so sure it is, especially with a Dem congress.

30 posted on 08/19/2008 9:17:14 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Puppage

but if they didn’t name them, the employees wouldn’t know where to go to work and our country would shut down.


31 posted on 08/19/2008 9:22:54 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: Slapshot68

Should go to prove that at least %9 are certifiably nuts.
How can any sane thinking person approve of this congress?


32 posted on 08/19/2008 11:26:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: safetysign

“passed fewest number of bill...”

that is the only accomplishment of this Congress, IMHO. There are too many laws - need to start deleing some.


33 posted on 08/19/2008 11:29:47 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: safetysign

"Well, I'm screwed."

34 posted on 08/19/2008 11:31:03 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: steve-b
Gridlock now, gridlock tomorrow, and gridlock forever!

[With apologies to Gov. Wallace.]
35 posted on 08/19/2008 11:42:19 AM PDT by DryFly
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