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John Boehner’s Congress is a train wreck

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The data tells the same story. So far, the 113th Congress has passed 36 public laws. For comparison, the 112th Congress -- the least productive Congress since we began keeping records -- passed 283 public laws. At this rate, the 113th Congress is on track to be, by far, the least productive Congress on record.

Boehner, however, has said he rejects these metrics. "We should not be judged on how many new laws we create," he told CBS. "We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal."So how many laws has Boehner repealed?

Well, none. He's tried to repeal Obamacare a bunch of times, but Obamacare remains the law of the land. He hasn't managed, or even really tried, to repeal any other major laws at all.


Image: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2013/09/congress-confidence-113.jpg


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And it's getting, if anything, worse. Boehner favored a continuing resolution that the Senate could pass and president could sign. But he buckled to opposition and instead passed a CR the Senate will reject, and that could lead to a government shutdown.

More disturbing is that part of Boehner's strategy to avoid a government shutdown is to convince his members that they should really hold their fire for "a whale of a fight" over raising the debt ceiling. That moves the conflict to a much more dangerous theatre -- one that could result in a global financial crisis. For all the press Sen. Ted Cruz gets, his threat of a shutdown is far less irresponsible than Boehner's threat of a default.

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BBONDS25
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We need mooooaaaaaar laws!!!!


Me4Heisman
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Look I hate him jusr as much as anyone but this argument is silly.


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udtiger
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Other than passing a budget (which the SENATE refuses to do), I'd be happy if ZERO laws were passed.


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I'd be happy if ZERO laws were passed.


I would be happier if they started repealing laws.


Gray Tiger
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Glad to have you back Spidey.


Hoyas
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I would be happier if they started repealing laws.


Ironically, this is how Boehner wants to be judged, but guess how many laws he has repealed?


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Glad to have you back Spidey.


I can't keep up with all these new alters can we get a score card up in here?


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BBONDS25
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So you attack him for not passing enough laws and now you attack him for not repealing laws. Seems rational.


MFn GIMP
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So far, the 113th Congress has passed 36 public laws

Why should Congress pass laws just for the sake of passing laws? It's a good thing that they have only passed 36 thing this session.


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deltaland
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My question is why is Boehner taking all the blame? Why no mention of Harry Reid killing numerous bills in the Senate that the House has passed?


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So far, the 113th Congress has passed 36 public laws



35 too many


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SoulGlo
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To me, this is like a golf score. Lower number is better.


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TrueTiger
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John Boehner’s Congress


Aren't you overlooking the fact that he only owns 50% of it.

Hello Mr. Reid.


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FenrirTheBeard
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We do not need more laws. Legislation for the past 5 years has done enough damage to this country.


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jcole4lsu
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OP is a typical "team" player. If my team does it then it's good; if the other team does it then it's bad.
No point in debating such people


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Wild Thang
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Harry Reid would like a word...


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Jake88
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What a truly stupid assumption on your part when naming this thread.

And as far as the approval comparison btw obamacare and congress, you do realize that people dislike Congress for multiple reasons. Some like you are crying for more laws so that Momma govt can take care of you, and some dislike it because 36 laws are still too many.


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Jake88
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My question is why is Boehner taking all the blame? Why no mention of Harry Reid killing numerous bills in the Senate that the House has passed?


Media favorites.

Bush fires attorneys he's completely within his rights to fire and there's a manufactured media shitstorm that people like the OP lap up.

Obama's IRS uses their powers to effectively silence dissension in a truly disgusting, tyrannical manner that should have both political sides concerned and it's news for a couple of weeks.


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heartbreakTiger
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while i think he is a baby back cryer. this stat of only passing 36 new laws is actually a good thing.
he needs to work on repealing but at least not making more laws is a start


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