Is Congress still Relevant?

No, of course not.

I wonder if Congress is relevant any more. Yesterday, when Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke advocated legislation that divests Congress of most of its constitutional powers regarding the economy, members of Congress meekly sat there, instead of calling the Sergeant at Arms and having Paulson and Bernanke arrested.


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Yes, this is yet another power grab by this administration

Rajah's picture

Members of congress are more interested in getting elected than doing their job. They are suppose to read a bill and debate it before passing it.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

RidingFool's picture

Congress is sitting, and before they take off on their latest break, they want to solve your problems for you.

I hate to say this, but I think Congress jumped the shark

RidingFool's picture

in 2004.

Any takers?

This is making me upset, if people who voted dem in congress...

TMundo's picture

...wanted to see an immediate change, and the corruption and/or bad decisions bush and his party have made stopped.  Well, why didn't congress do anything?  I mean they had the support of the american people.  The peopl obviously wanted change when they voted in a democratic congress, and yet they didn't get any.  Am I wrong here?  I don't always pay detailed attention to this stuff but it doesn't seem like the mid-term congressional electiopns did much to put the checks and balances on things.

I think the Dems were more worried about...

Rajah's picture

Getting back into the White House than making sweeping changes. Although I would have enjoyed impeachment proceedings it would have bogged down the government. Not to worry, the way this president and vice president have conducted themselves they'll leave office disgraced even without being impeached.

What it comes down to

FearlessFreep's picture

The Democrats want to make sure that if things go wrong they won't be the ones who get blamed.

Leadership this isn't.


The artist formerly known as Zorro.

RNC 2008 - the images they didn't want you to see.

Kangagang's picture

Oh, I don't think the Repupubbies mind us looking at this

Coaster's picture

Because if most are like me, the question is

        Just what the hell is it I'm supposed to be looking at here?

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