Do-Nothing GOP: Congressional Productivity DOWN Nearly 70%
Republicans: working hard every day to convince you that government has failed you ... by making it fail you.
every time repugnants tell us we can't trust the government to regulate the economy or
protect people's rights or create jobs, they're just talking about
themselves and how they, literally, won't do anything.
Since the Republicans took over the House in 2010, their
unwillingness to work with President Obama and the Democrats has cut
productivity by almost 70%.
John Boehner & Eric Cantor
An analysis by CNN
shows a dramatic reduction in congressional output since the Tea
Party-fueled Republican takeover of the House. From 2007-9, the
Pelosi-Reid congress was able to pass 460 laws in 283 days in the House.
From 2009-11, the Democratically led legislature passed 383 laws in 286
days in the House.
Under Speaker John Boehner and his acolyte Eric Cantor, progress has
been halted. In 248 days of “work” in the House, a paltry 132 laws have
been passed. No doubt, some of the slowdown is due to the
Democratic-Republican divide between the House and Senate — but
Republicans have repeatedly shown they are unwilling to work with the
The downgrade of America’s credit rating has been partially traced to
Republican unwillingness to compromise on upper-income tax increases as
part of a package to raise the debt ceiling.
Republican obstruction has also held up vital legislation on college loan rates and transportation funding.
The nominations of several federal judges have also been held up by
congressional Republicans, despite being rated as highly qualified by
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has often supported the obstruction policies being used in the House and Senate.
GOP strategy to win:
1) Campaign on the fact that "big government doesn't work"
2) Get into government, make it not work.
3) get reelected by blaming the president for failing to pass a
jobs bill....after blocking the president from passing a jobs bill.
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