It is four days and counting until the United States runs out of money to pay its bills. Here is a summary of what the Do-nothing Congress was doing to solve the debt crisis.
House Speaker John Boehner twice postponed the vote on his debt plan today as he tries to line up 216 Republican votes to pass it. Despite a huge Republican majority, the Speaker can not muster enough votes to pass his debt reduction bill touted with bravado on National TV Monday. Today’s vote was postponed so Boehner can re-write it for the third time to appease the GOTea.
Earlier, Senator Jim De Mint (RTP-SC) held a Tea Party Rally at the Capitol to drum up support for the Republican Tea Party agenda and three dozen people showed up, half of them reporters. This demonstrates the depth of the public outcry in favor of the Republican Tea Party agenda. There were far more in line for Harry Potter.
In fairness to Senator DeMint, his crowd today was 6 times larger than the Tea Party rally on he steps of the South Carolina Capitol earlier this year where 6 Tea Party grass roots supporters showed up.
Murdock-owned Fox “News” commentator Sean Hannity and Tea Party losing Senate candidates Sharon Angle and Christine McDonnell took Senator John McCain to the woodshed to punish him for speaking out Tuesday against the Republican Tea Party members who refuse to compromise on the debt ceiling. So, the “straight talking John McCain became double talking McCain. He folded like a cheap umbrella and back peddled faster than a circus performer.
The Senate sat twiddling their thumbs waiting for the GOP House to do something, anything. But the clock was working, ticking down the hours.
Close Congress cut the debt
It costs the U.S. taxpayer about $2 brillion a year for Congress, and the Capitol police to protect them from angry mobs like today’s Tea Party rally. If Congress just stayed home this year, it would have reduced the national debt more than they have so far.if Congress stayed home until the end of 2012, the Bush tax cuts would expire, and the debt would begin to go down without Congress doing a thing.
Many frustrated Americans are beginning to question why we even have a Congress. In 2009, he Democratic controlled Congress passed over 300 laws, and passed 250 in 2010. These were major pieces of legislation including Financial Reform, ethics reform, Affordable Health Act, tax cuts for Middle income, auto industry loans, the Stimulus, and other major acts.
This Congress, with the GOP controlling the House, has passed just 12 laws so far. This puts them on course for a whopping 40 laws this year, but only if they take some sort of stimulant to pick up their pace. They have failed the American people at this most critical juncture because politics means more than the saving the nation.
Perhaps we should save $2 brillion a year by only bringing Congress in for one week. That is long enough to pass 12 bills. It might be the best debt reduction plan.
Meanwhile, the White House is prioritizing which bills to pay and not pay if…
The President, Treasury Secretary Geithner, and other White House officials met today for a doomsday plan in case the Do-nothing Congress continues to live up to its billing. They are trying to plan on which bills to pay and which ones not to pay with the money that comes in.
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