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Will Congress ever return to sanity?

Asked by ETpro (34208 points ) January 5th, 2013

With a plethora of very real problems to solve like heavy long-term unemployment and underemployment, a looming crisis over the necessary debt ceiling increase, disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims, targeted budget cuts to avoid the across-the-board cuts of the sequester, and so much more; wing-nut Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann authored the very first bill the 113th Congress passed. Yep, for the 31st time, the House approved an utterly meaningless resolution to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act.

It’s meaningless because it stands no chance of passage in a Senate controlled by Democrats, and if by some miracle it reached the President’s desk, he would veto it. Republicans lack the votes in either chamber to override a presidential veto. So it’s the legislative equivalent of a petulant, spoiled child holding their breath till they turn blue when their parents happen to be blind and so completely unaware of their little darling’s odd coloration.

Can this dysfunctional Congress be fixed, or must we start all over again?

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