Skip to comments.Here's Why Congress Is Losing 660 Years of Experience("The Tea Party extremists")
Posted on 05/05/2014 3:55:19 PM PDT by mdittmar
Before the first Star Wars movie, before Microsoft was founded and before John Paul II became Pope, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., was elected to Congress. And now, after 40 years in the House, Waxman is calling it quits.
But hes not the only one: A whopping 528 years worth of experience is about to walk out the door of the U.S. House of Representatives the most since 1996 and the second-most in at least four decades. Add that to the 132 years of experience leaving the Senate, and you get a staggering total of 660 years.
When we caught up with Waxman, as well as his longtime coworker from across the aisle, Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., to talk about their tenures in Congress, theres one word they both agreed described Congress today: gridlocked.
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Looking forward to November!
660 years of corruption.
Total BS premise. 365 Army recruits don’t have 30 years of Army experience after their first 4 wks.
Rumors have to start somewhere...
I demand a recount . . . more that 666 if you ax me . . .
Those folks with a combined ‘660 years of experience’ got us into this mess.
No one trusts the establishment anymore because they have shown they have no idea how to govern in the best interest of the people. They ‘govern’ in the best interest of the Party. My 94 y.o. mother tells of another country she lived in that put party purity above all else.
Look where all the damage created by that experience has left the nation...
When Americans want something from government, and want it intensely and protractedly, they usually get it. When they don't, they probably shouldn't. But nowadays government, a seismograph trembling to tiny tremors of appetites, is "responsive" to a fault.
Bicameralism is [...] conducive to gridlock. But there are 6 billion people on this planet and about 5.7 billion of them would be better off if they lived under governments more susceptible to gridlock. Gridlock is not an American problem, it is an American achievement.George Will
Gee... they say this like it’s a bad thing!
Wow, we did that? Woo Hoo.. :)
And almost ALL of it Democrat...
What a damned shame./s
Term Limits for the limitless.
When the good compromises on moral principles, it is a victory for evil.
They never ever should have been in office that long.
This is supposed to be a problem?
You think it’s not a good way of looking at it?
Hmmmm....how much does it differ from number of retirements?
The ones that voluntarily retire tend to have a lot of experience. There are exceptions though.
It’s written like this is a problem...
And ABC has been around for a very long time as well, and they still can’t get anything right, unless they setup the fraud first, see GM
And they say it like it’s a bad thing! I seem to recall serving in higher office was seen as a short term sacrifice for the nation, not what it has become, a honey pot for leeches to rob the citizenry while becoming multi millionaires.
Start the Party!
America was sold the snake-oil of democracy with the 17th Amendment, and turned its back on property rights with the 16th.
Absent those two, the subsequent welfare state and loss of freedom could not have occurred.
Freedom cannot possibly return until first the 17th, and finally the 16th are repealed.
The DTL party? Dump The leeches?
One year of experience 660 times over
660 yrs worth of donkey dung.
That is not something to celebrate. That is a disgrace!
Good point. So 20,000 one day babies have 50+ years of experience based on this model.
I am willing to throw out 435 x n years of fecklessness, tyranny and corruption. Turn them all out. The whole Congress is complicit in breaking the Constitution.
“Gridlock” - Translation: Resistance to the political status quo is rising to an inflection point in changing that status quo.
Prior to “Gridlock” an entrenched political status quo in a duopoly of RINOs and Dims believed they were entitled to their entrenched duopoly and no one should object.
Their complaint about “gridlock” is really the entrenched duopoly saying “how dare you resist us”. Those forming the new inflection point do not belief that resistance is futile, it’s transformational.
660 years experience? What, are Democrap fossils Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid stepping down?
I would prefer if elected representative was *not* a career.
It tends to spoil government *of* the people.
The Mythical Man Month. Good book.
They say this like it’s a bad thing.
Best news evah !!!!!!!!!
Don’t they get to keep their taxpayer funded health care plans instead of being forced onto ObamaCare if they retire now?
I love how all this “experience” is considered a plus by this author. I can’t see any good coming from Pigman Waxman holding any position for more than 2 months.
24 AND MUCH MORE IN 12 MINUTES BE THERE!
Liars at ABC are particularly vile...
They experience getting there and then repeat it to stay there. A better description would be: “One year of experience repeated 660 times.”
Of course there are never any Marxist extremists.
Pray America wakes up
So if every year we get another $1,000 BILLION in Debt and unfunded liabilities, 660 man-years would mean that would represent $660,000,000,000,000 (that’s $660 TRILLION) they’ve stuck our children with. Think about it. They had 50 (weeks) * 660 years = 33,000 man-weeks during which they did NOTHING to stop the bleeding.
Don’t let the doorknob hit you in your fatcat asses!
660 years of cronyism and “business as usual”. Not a serious loss IMO. The Republic will survive. Heck, it may actually get better.
“Of course there are never any Marxist extremists.”
This is perfectly reasonable and logical; that position is not “extreme” from the MSM of view.
What the hell's wrong with gridlock?
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