Beavers

Under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi - this past congress was the hardest working and most industrious congress we've seen in recent and living memory. They should be nicknamed the beavers. Because they were as busy as a beaver, the entire time.

 

They even got alot done in the lame duck. Normally the lame duck session is held with the implicit intent to just wrap up loose ends - an outgoing congress doesn't attempt to do too much. This congress passed a repeal of an itinerant anti-homosexual policy (don't ask, don't tell), tax reform, extension of benefits to distressed workers, and by all accounts and measures is poised to pass a nuclear arms treaty.

 

That's alot accomplished in just a few weeks.  You may disagree with some finer points of the legislation - but the overall score card of this congress has to go down for a grade as one of the hardest working congressional sessions in living memory.   In a nutshell....

 

1. Averted financial disaster, and staved off a great depression

2. Repaired a completely collapsed financial infrastructure

3. Sent the stock markets skyward

4. Passed Healthcare reform, for the first time in 40 years.

5. Passed (House of Representatives) a repeal of Don't ask, Don't tell..

6. Passed a major tax bill

7. Passed a bill energizing the green economy - providing for bonuses to those who are going green.

 

Did I miss anything?

:)

 

 

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Yes apparently you did.

The house is one of the worst we have ever fielded fighting with both the president and the senate of their own party.

 

Pelosi getting reappointed seals 2012.

by donkeykong 2010-12-19 06:19PM | 0 recs

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