Good Riddance to the 112th Congress with Its Toxic Partisan Bickering

Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Good Riddance to the 112th Congress with It’s Toxic Partisan Bickering

All I can say is good riddance to the 112th Congress, the worst in decades. Too bad people like Tea Party wingnut Michele Bachmann wasn’t kicked out of office.

Ezra Klein: “What’s the record of the 112th Congress? Well, it almost shut down the government and almost breached the debt ceiling. It almost went over the fiscal cliff (which it had designed in the first place). It cut a trillion dollars of discretionary spending in the Budget Control Act and scheduled another trillion in spending cuts through an automatic sequester, which everyone agrees is terrible policy. It achieved nothing of note on housing, energy, stimulus, immigration, guns, tax reform, infrastructure, climate change or, really, anything. It’s hard to identify a single significant problem that existed prior to the 112th Congress that was in any way improved by its two years of rule.”

Enhanced by Zemanta
The following two tabs change content below.
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Janet:

    With Rep John Lewis and Rep Chaka Fattah presiding over large pockets of poverty in their respective districts for so many years – why do you have a special reservation for Michelle Bachmann rather than individuals who keep collecting “valuables” from “The Least Of These” but ultimately failing to develop them?