Thursday, December 23, 2010

The 111th Congress Adjourns

Arguably one of the most prolific, liberal, and criticized Congresses of all time just adjourned. After bailouts, Health Care Reform. Wall Street Reform, Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and many other laws and regulations, this Congress is ended with many Democratic Congressmen ending their political careers at least for the moment.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a final comment on the Congress and he said ""This was by far the most productive Congress in American history, and the lame-duck session we're finishing was the most productive of its kind," 

It's hard to to debate Reid on that one, but just because you are productive doesn't mean you are popular. 

For the Republicans there future Speaker of the House and current Minority Leader had this to say.

"Congress and the administration simply failed to listen to the American people," Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker-to-be, said in a statement Wednesday. "Time and time again, [the American people] yelled 'stop,' but the folks running Washington barreled ahead with a job-killing agenda our nation didn't want or need.

Now personally I believe this has been a lot of good changes made with Congress but many having very bad side effects to them as well. I believe Health Care Reform will eventually be accepted and liked by most Americans when time comes around, and I believe that the auto bailout was very different from the job killing agenda Mr. Boehner was suggesting. Just remember John, your campaign of fear is working but now the American people know that you can't just blame the Democrats every day, now you get to step up to the plate like the many years you'll did under Bush. 

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