Skip to comments.Congress Finally Shrinks
Posted on 09/17/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by marktwain
PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The lamestream media told you:
USA TODAY -Susan Davis 8/16/12 Congress is on pace to make history with the least productive legislative year in the post-World War II era.
Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers, or less than 2 percent of all proposed laws, according to a USA Today analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerks office.
These statistics make the 112th Congress, covering 2011-12, the least productive two-year gathering on Capitol Hill since the end of World War II. Not even the 80th Congress, which President Harry S. Truman called the do-nothing Congress in 1948, passed as few laws as the current one, records show.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Break out the champagne, what glorious news! Ignoring the unmitigated statist big-government approach of the lamestream media, people everywhere were celebrating the word that Congress has burdened the public with the fewest new laws in decades. The size of government can be directly measured by the numbers of laws it passes, said The Uninvited Ombudsman, in a press conference attended by no one. When we the people say, Just leave us alone, or Spend less money, live within your means, stop taking actions youre not authorized by the Constitution to take, that translates into passing fewer laws, he said. Every new law brings with it regulators, bureaucrats, lawyers, administrators, accountants and enforcers to make it happen, growing government.
Hoping that the laws on the books might actually shrink is just wishful thinking he said, but we can hope for change. No repeals have passed, as far as records show. Calls to include expiration dates on all new laws have gone nowhere. The news media was not reached for comment.
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Is that supposed to anger or upset me?
RE: Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers
And that’s a bad thing?
It is supposed to hearten and encourage you.
how about a constitutional amendment- every law must be read word for word and EVERY congress critter must explain in person why he is voting for or against it.
And makes it the best congress since the end of World War II.
IMHO, there should have been only 61 laws passed since WWII!
Maybe there should have been more than 61 laws repealed. We are still living with a lot of FDR insanity.
Great! Let’s shoot for 40 next session....all of them repealing The First Dictator’s executive decrees.
The less bills they pass the better off we are, THANK GOD.
Obama don’t need no stinkin’ Congress when he can make EOs.
Bravo, Congress !!!
Keep this up and your approval rating may just edge back up into double digits.
To me it sounds like a warning.What do they have planed?.
Alan Korwin must be the resident leftist @ Ammoland...Why else would anyone consider a Congress that more effectively keeps it’s nose out of our business an âunproductiveâ event?
“Break out the champagne, what glorious news! Ignoring the unmitigated statist big-government approach of the lamestream media, people everywhere were celebrating the word that Congress has burdened the public with the fewest new laws in decades.”
He does not sound like a leftist.
I know Alan. He favors smaller government and restoring the Constitution.
Why is it that anyone thinks its a good thing when congress passes new laws?
Are not most acts of congress in fact usurpation of our dwindling pool of reserved right, to say nothing expenditures of our dwindling pool of hard earned money?
Is not there an old wise saying that holds: “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while congress is in session?”
Frankly I think anyone and everyone who is critical of congress passing few new acts is either nuts or a lover of servitude. Either way I think such a person might find the life on the funny farm more suitable to their interest.
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