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Naming Post Offices is OK I guess
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, April 14, 2007

Look, far be it for me to argue I want those folks in Congress passing more laws, that's for sure, but I do enjoy jabbing them in the ribs after all the promises they made.

"First 100 hours" ... remember that? What's come out of it? Well in reality not much. And that "we're going to work 5 days a week in this Congress?" Well, not really ... not if the record they have at this point is any indication. Lance at A Second Hand Conjecture brings us up to date:
A scorecard for the first 100 days:

1. Raise minimum-wage without protections for small business: Conferees not appointed.
2. Implement 9/11 Commission recommendations with payback to unions: Conferees not appointed. Veto promised.
3. Provide federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research: Conferees not appointed. Veto promised.
4. Change the interest rate on student loans: No Senate vote.
5. Alter the Medicare prescription-drug plan: No Senate vote.
6. Implement a comprehensive energy policy: No Senate Vote.
7. Pass Budget with Largest Tax Increase in American History: Conferees not appointed.
You know, I was complaining about the fact that the conferees for the committee to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Iraq War funding supplemental hadn't been named. Heck, the conferees for the bill raising the minimum wage haven't even been named.

Yup, real impressive group we have up there now. Real impressive. But I'm not going to complain too loudly. Gridlock is good and I'm quite content with it the way it is right now. Just wanted to make sure you knew when future poltical promises are made or the Dems try to toot their own horn about how they changed the way business was done in Congress or how much they accomplished in those first 100 hours.
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Dems try to toot their own horn about how they changed the way business was done in Congress or how much they accomplished in those first 100 hours.
Be grateful. They accomplished less than anyone could imagine.
Written By: James E. Fish
Thank goodness, for now.
Written By: DS
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