The COVID-19 virus has really thrown a monkey-wrench into a lot of what we as Americans, hell, we as world citizens do. It’s kept a lot of us home from work, some, without a paycheck. It’s closed down millions of businesses around the world at a time when the economy was going gangbusters.
And it’s evidently closed Congress down as well.
So, I have to ask the question, instead of all of these “investigations” that never seem to end, and never seem to come to any specific conclusion, when is Congress going to get back to work and do what We The People elected them to do?
I was sitting here this morning, sipping my coffee, wondering about the various bills Congress could be debating right now. There’s a bill on immigration reform that is well overdue. There is a bill on getting rid of Obamacare once and for all and giving insurance companies the ability to design their own healthcare insurance plans. They need to start discussing how we are going to fix our crumbling infrastructure, and how it’s going to be paid. They need to tell us how we’re going to get around these massive bailouts that we’ve undergone over the past two months, and how it’s going to be paid for.
Of course, it’s an election year, and we all know nothing ever gets done in an election year. This means that the House of Representatives works basically half of the time. Less than that by the time you figure they aren’t a “full-time” organization to begin with. And they’re making $174,000 a year! The average number of days Congress is in session is 146.7…based on an average from 2001 to date. That’s basically one day of work for every 2 1/2 days. Somehow, I don’t think we’re getting our money’s worth!
Now, let’s look at what the House of Representatives is focused on. They’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years investigating. Oh, they’ve investigated the Russian Collusion situation that went on from 2016 through February 20th of this year. They had the Mueller Report investigation that was a separate part of that. They had the impeachment hearings, and now, they want to do an investigation of Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and the Trump administration’s Coronavirus Task Force to make sure that a) everything was done in a timely fashion, and b) all of the money (about $2 trillion so far and counting) will go where it’s supposed to go.
In the end, we’ve found out through the Mueller Report, and the FBI, and the DOJ, and Congress that there wasn’t any Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. We found out that there wasn’t any impeachable offense, even though the House voted impeachment. The Senate voted it down, and there was never any real doubt as to what the outcome would be. Now, we are looking at another six months to a year of investigation into the Coronavirus Task Force.
My question is, when is the House of Representatives going to get back to doing the work of We The People?
It’s time to stop petty politics, and start doing some real work, which has been sorely lacking under Nancy Pelosi for the last 16 months. It’s time the folks in the House start earning that $174,000 and stop piddling around with meaningless investigations that don’t lead anywhere.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!
4 thoughts on “When Does Congress Get Back To Work?”
One of your best articles! Hooray!
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I’ll put in my “best of” collection!
And when they are in Washington, how many days in the month are they simply working the phones looking for campaign dollars for their next election?
And the Democratically run House of Representatives have morphed themselves into some sort of vigilante group where they have appointed themselves the Judge, Jury and Executioner wing of the Party. All they are capable of doing is manufacturing and searching for made-up crimes so that they can increase or regain more power. Problem is, the Dem’s are like the dog that finally catches the car! Once they do get office they don’t know how to write legislation! All they can do is simply dangle the free-stuff carrot in front of their mindless, can’t think for themselves, constituents, but when elected can never produce the goods! When will the Left ever learn or at least get tired of the empty promises?
For GOD and Country!
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Um…the answer is they will NEVER learn. All they will do is double down.
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