How many Americans have had it with this Congress? Well, the answer is 90% that is based on the fact that only 10% give it their approval.
So, when you see a jubilant set of leaders in the House of Representatives laughing about having passed a bill to defund the Affordable Care Act, that is like people laughing because 50 million Americans won’t have health insurance if they have their way. Many more Americans would not have Social Security or Medicaid, if they have their way. If they have their way, the 1% will not pay higher taxes.
They are proud of their childish and foolish behavior. They enjoy trying to humiliate a President who was elected by the people to a second term while he is addressing serious problems in the world such as Syria and Iran. Big mouths try to undermine the President by trumping up scandals that have no basis.
So how do you label a congress like that?
- “Train wreck” is what Ezra Klein calls it.
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“John Boehner’s Congress is a train wreck
By Ezra Klein, Published: September 20 at 3:24 p.m.
After spending the past few months trying to figure out a way around passing a funding bill that defunded Obamacare, House Speaker John Boehner spent the morning passing a funding bill that defunded Obamacare.
"You know, we had a victory today for the American people," he said with a straight face. "And frankly, we also had a victory for common sense. Listen, Senator Baucus said it right several months ago when he said that this law is a ‘train wreck.’ And it is a train wreck."
Obamacare begins open enrollment Oct. 1 and begins actually delivering health insurance Jan. 1. Whether it's a train wreck remains to be seen.
But here's what we can say: Under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner, the 113th Congress — and the House of Representatives in particular — is a complete and total train wreck."