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The 112th Congress: The most “incompetent, do-nothing” lawmakers in history?

L.A. Times 2013/01/03 18:00:00
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The 112th Congress worked hard on just one thing: competing to be known as the most worthless, incompetent, do-nothing gathering of lawmakers in the nation’s history. These political underachievers may well have guaranteed themselves that dubious distinction by what they did and did not do Tuesday night.

In theory, our senators and representatives are elected to promote the best interests of the people who elect them. In practice, a great deal of the elected officials’ time is spent serving the interests of the people who paid for the campaigns that got them elected. But in the past, even the most bought-and-paid-for members of Congress found ways to come together and do the right thing in times of national crisis.

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  • jsd 2013/01/08 22:25:57
    Yes
    jsd
    +1
    However, they are tied with Barry Soetero.
  • Romanknite 2013/01/08 13:43:26
    Yes
    Romanknite
    +1
    Yes they are. America needs to vote these useless fool's right out of America. They have no concern for the American people, well maybe the super rich, but not you or me.
  • Boudicea 2013/01/07 17:45:22
    No
    Boudicea
    +1
    The less they accomplished the more they kept from screwing things up worse than they alredy are
  • Theresa 2013/01/07 16:04:03
    No
    Theresa
    +2
    I think it is unfair to the men and women of the Representative Branch whose efforts at repairing the damage done by this administration was thwarted at every turn by a self serving Senate.
  • COS Theresa 2013/01/07 16:32:20
    COS
    The damage was done long before Obama became our president, i guess that you forgot who was our president when our country was on firer. Why dont you try saying Bush Jr., and the Republicans were in control of both house for 6 of 8 yrs.
  • Joe The... COS 2013/01/07 17:59:26
    Joe The Economist
    +1
    Because it would be more accurate to say that Clinton's economic policies fostered an economic bubble that continues to plague us to this day. It was during the Clinton years that we broke down Glass-Stegal. It was during the Clinton years that we allowed the unregulated trading of deriviatives. By the time Bush arrived, the QQQ was cut in half and all of the Y2K work was gone. That was what the Clinton economy was.

    We have had 20 year of self-serving live-for-today leadership.
  • COS Joe The... 2013/01/22 14:47:36
    COS
    I agree with you on Clinton to a point, yes, he sign into law to do away with Glass Stegal, but again that was a Republican ideal which the DLC wing of the Democratic party which is pro business. As for deregulation, a Reagan law which he sign into law that all but a little killed the textile & steel mills in our country.
  • Joe The... COS 2013/05/30 01:11:19
    Joe The Economist
    The charge was led by Bob Rubin who was Treasury Secretary at the time. Within six months he left to take up a executive Chairman role at Citibank. For as much crap as I heap on Bush at least his administration started companies to charge for stock options. Clinton's administration stead fastly refused to acknowledge that stock options had any value.
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/01/07 15:38:28
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    +1
    Their childishness and incompetence has been nothing short of tear inspiring.
  • COS ivegotl... 2013/01/07 16:25:06
    COS
    +2
    I agree with you 100 %
  • Joe The Economist 2013/01/07 14:29:16
    No
    Joe The Economist
    +1
    It is hard to tell which is worse, a Congress that does nothing or one that does. Generally speaking politicians make things worse not better.
  • moknowsky 2013/01/07 05:14:38
    Yes
    moknowsky
    +1
    They should be awarded The Biden Award,given in recognition of such incompetence!
  • max reilly 2013/01/07 04:03:08
    Yes
    max reilly
    Politicians suck. Let he who believes otherwise be the first to respond.
  • COS max reilly 2013/01/07 16:42:03
    COS
    I guess that you dont vote or either your choice of candidates lost their elections.
  • max reilly COS 2013/01/09 00:59:24
    max reilly
    Damn right. Gary Johnson for President. And no, I don't vote, because I am 16. Nice argument. (?)
  • COS max reilly 2013/01/22 14:55:02
    COS
    Well, at least youre kind of politically infoorm, but my point is you dont vote than you dont have anything to say. So what exactly do you like about Gary Johnson policies ?
  • A Lionheart 2013/01/07 03:36:49
    Yes
    A Lionheart
    +1
    If Obama hadn't used executive orders nothing would have gotten done after the first few months.
  • BULLDOG... A Lionh... 2013/01/07 17:25:21
    BULLDOGBlacksmith
    YEAH! Because circumventing the law and the constitution and the will of the people is how you get things done when you are a dictator in the making
  • A Lionh... BULLDOG... 2013/01/08 03:02:36
    A Lionheart
    He didn't circumvent the law or the constitution or the will of the people! The will of the people re elected him didn't it??? The minority does not represent the "will of the people" dude.
  • BULLDOG... A Lionh... 2013/01/08 03:32:50
    BULLDOGBlacksmith
    +1
    ROTFLMAO One of Obama’s favorite sayings is, “We can’t wait” (for Congress to act). So, he bypasses the will of the electorate with endorsement of same-sex marriage, amnesty for illegal immigrants (no matter what he chooses to call it) and his various under-the-radar schemes to circumvent the Second Amendment. these are clear an blatant abuse of exutive authority. the only reason he has not been called down on them is the senate and the coverup media are in his pocket. while other presidents including Bush have not lived up to their potential of "serving the people who hired them" this is the most corrupt and inept president in american history
  • A Lionh... BULLDOG... 2013/01/08 05:10:39 (edited)
    A Lionheart
    Your eyes are full of brown bucko. You are completely full of it!
  • Sapphire 2013/01/07 02:49:33
    Yes
    Sapphire
    once again the debt issue is ignored and once again we, as a nation has failed to make SMART ECONOMIC DECISIONS!!! why am I complaining, barely anyone knows that the constitution exist and have no clue about government and economics.
  • bman~AVA~BTTB 2013/01/07 01:07:27
    No
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Seems like to me that the 111th was worse but that's just my own humble opinion. I "do" know that this joke we call our leader is "the" most incompetent leader I've ever laid eyes on. Again, my opinion only.
  • txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry! 2013/01/07 00:56:10
    Yes
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    +4
    How can they look anyone in the eye in their districts or States? And HOW do they sleep at night?
  • zebsmom txDON'T... 2013/01/07 01:12:11
    zebsmom
    +3
    Most are lawyers, all are politicians. That pretty much sums it up.
  • txDON'T... zebsmom 2013/01/07 04:49:48
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    +3
    Yeah, I guess you're right. :(
  • zebsmom txDON'T... 2013/01/08 02:01:15
    zebsmom
    +1
    At least it explains how they're able to sleep at night...
  • Joe The... txDON'T... 2013/01/07 14:30:30
    Joe The Economist
    +1
    Easy, they don't live in their districts. They live in DC, and largely see their districts through managed photo-ops.
  • Swampdog PWCM 2013/01/06 21:20:54
    Yes
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Can't get any lower than this whale turd!
  • Doran 2013/01/06 18:52:30
    No
    Doran
    It's hard to work with leaders working against you. It almost seems they are put in impossible situations so they can be blamed.
  • Minarchist 2013/01/06 18:04:57
    No
    Minarchist
    +1
    The competence of restraint is a difficult task
  • Jiorgia 2013/01/06 18:03:04
    No
    Jiorgia
    +1
    I am mainly saying no because, there have been so many law makers in history, there must of been someone worse than them.

    I think that the person who made this law needs to find another job... "No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour in California"
  • zebsmom Jiorgia 2013/01/07 01:15:25
    zebsmom
    Just as good as the one where both directions of traffic has to stop for a school bus-even if the child isn't crossing the street. Why? Because a kid was hit by a car going to a friend's house 2 hours after the bus dropped him off at his house. Huh?
    Personally, I think we need a part time legislature. That way they wouldn't have so much time on their hands to come up with this bizarre refuse. Oh. And that would mean they'd have to have a real job too.
  • urwutuis 2013/01/06 16:08:40
    Yes
    urwutuis
    +4
    They did something.
    They set a new filibuster record
  • Flamingolady 2013/01/06 15:40:38
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    +2
    You know what they say rolls downhill, don't you?
  • ~*~Denai ~*~ 2013/01/06 15:08:09
    Yes
    ~*~Denai ~*~
    +4
    The 112th Congress did not "show up for work"... Will the 113th Congress do their job or will we see much of the same?
  • ComeOnNow 2013/01/06 14:36:55
    No
    ComeOnNow
    +1
    The president is
  • Isabel Perez 2013/01/06 06:42:47
    Yes
    Isabel Perez
    +4
    The only thing they worked hard on was to find ways not to work!
  • Muver 2013/01/06 06:32:48
    Yes
    Muver
    +6
    They spend more time on "breaks" and eating and drinking, judging from the looks of them, and trying to figure how they can screw the country, and the interns,,,than anything else...They are a bunch of Buffoons...
  • Sheery Muver 2013/05/29 18:42:32
    Sheery
    +1
    Was Obama vacationing or golfng?
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