Rugrats: 112th Congress
November 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
After a long and arduous week in Congress, Congress decides to take a week break. Breaks should be awarded but only when deserved.
This week Congress passed two bills: reaffirming (national motto since 1957) “In God We Trust” as the national motto and blocking the $60 billion infrastructure bill part of the American Jobs Act bill.
The “In God We Trust” measure cost more than $215,000 in Members’ salaries and floor operation costs.
The lackluster and kiddish games that are present in Congress is appalling to the 15 million Americans who are out of work.
Tom Brokaw spoke at a National Press Council (NPC) lunch council and criticized news organization for being an “an echo chamber.” It is an echo chamber indeed.
Mainstream news is filled with Kim K’s divorce, Lohan’s arrest, and Herman Cocaine’s allegations including the Jerry Springer-esque finger-pointing at Rick Perry; the media should be displaying candidates platforms and differing stances and solutions.
15 “bipartisan job creating” bills are floating around in the Senate and Speaker John Boehner pleads for the President to urge Democrats to pass it. All of the bills, of course, involve deregulation. The bill names are self-explanatory: H. J. Res. 37, Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Act, H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act.
Nothing to see here. Just another ideological battle.