Thursday, July 10, 2008

Congress: Unfinished Business as Usual

Our Nations finest in (in)action:

Although faced with pressing concerns such as the nation's mortgage crisis, high gas prices and the list goes on, Congress still managed to take an extended recess for Independence Day...

Congress said they felt our pain; they said they wouldn't be able to choke down their July 4th hot dogs unless they passed a bill to help with the mortgage crisis.

"It may knock a few people out of parades on July 4th or whatever," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week. "However long it takes us to do this."

They promised to stay, then promptly left with unfinished business.

It was just another blow to Americans hit by the mortgage crisis - tens of thousands of them spending the holiday barely hanging on to their homes.

Congress hasn't done any better on the energy crisis.

"We will lead our nation in a new direction toward energy independence that strengthens both our economic and national security," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a year ago.

I would like to say this is unbelievable, but it's not -- more like par for the course.

We certainly deserve better. What's it going to take folks?


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