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In Praise of a Do-nothing Congress
American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 01/22/2012 7:14:52 AM PST by Paladins Prayer

Here's a question: how can we expect to have small government if we condemn Congress for not growing it?

It's always a disturbing experience when you're accosted with a picture of Harry Reid, as I was upon logging on to Drudge Monday afternoon. But at least his image bore a fitting caption: "MOST FUTILE EVER." I then clicked the link and found myself at The Washington Times - normally a quite sane organ of the media - and learned the meaning of the caption: the Times was lamenting a do-nothing Congress and presented Reid as its poster boy. Writes the paper, "It's official: Congress ended its least-productive year in modern history after passing 80 bills - fewer than during any other session since year-end records began being kept in 1947."

Writes Duke, "It's official: conservatives are completely confused about what begets big government."

The paper then expanded on its theme, pointing out that Congress set a record for "legislative futility" according to something called the "futility index."

I'll tell you what's futile: complaining about a loss of freedom while chastising legislators for not spawning enough bills.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; freedom; laws; reid
This article is not only true, it's hilarious.
1 posted on 01/22/2012 7:14:55 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

I believe the less they do the better for America. Stall every bill- please.

I still have nightmares about waking up mornings and reading the headlines and seeing Pelosi/Reid/Obama trifecta grinning their evil Cheshire cats grins over some piece of legislation they rushed through (without reading) while we were asleep


2 posted on 01/22/2012 8:18:03 AM PST by Babashane
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To: Paladins Prayer

200 years of creating laws at the federal, state, county and city level. Not to mention all the edicts that government issues without the courtesy of passing a law. Print them all up and deliver them to every taxpayer in the US.
Our legislatures consist of mostly lawyers, and a lawyer makes a darn good living picking nits in laws.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 8:28:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paladins Prayer

“Every time Congress meets you lose a little more of your freedom’’.— President Ronald Reagen.


4 posted on 01/22/2012 8:40:59 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I’m with Rush Limbaugh. My favorite congress is a congress that never meets.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 10:10:13 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: blueunicorn6

A bigger government comes from a population unwilling to do anything for itself. Few in America want to take a proactive approach and just want to avoid facing anything ‘unpleasant’ and want to shut their eyes and avoid dirtying their hands. So the gvoernment gets more power and we lose more freedom. It’s a self perpetuating cycle of self destruction; like alcoholics we increasingly refuse to take control, take responsibility and take a passive approach.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 10:28:55 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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