Republicans Steal Taxpayer Money By Becoming The Earliest Congress To Bolt Town Since 1960

John Boehner

The record of failure and shame continues to grow for House Republicans as they have passed fewer laws than last year’s do nothing Congress and left town sooner than any Congress since 1960.

After managing to not screw up keeping the government funded, House Republicans felt so proud of themselves that the promptly canceled all of their remaining votes and left town until after the November elections.

By leaving their jobs so soon, House Republicans set a dubious record:

Maybe if they had passed a lot of legislation, the American people could understand the Republican desire for an early vacation. The problem is that Congress is on pace to be even less productive than last year’s historic do nothing Congress.

According to Nancy Pelosi’s office, “Up until now, the 112th Congress had the record as the most unproductive in modern history. However, due to the obstruction and intransigence of Republicans in both the House and Senate, the 113th Congress is on track to beating that record. As of today, the 113th Congress has enacted only 163 laws – even fewer than what the unproductive 112th Congress had produced by this date. As a result, Americans’ confidence in Congress has fallen to a historic low of 7 percent.”

The House was only scheduled for twelve days of work in September and October, but the original plan proved too challenging, so the Republican leadership stopped working after eight days. The American people are paying House Republicans to work at job that they aren’t showing up for. The House GOP is taking millions of dollars from taxpayers in salaries and benefits for doing nothing. The Republicans aren’t passing legislation. They aren’t dealing with the nation’s problems. Heck, Boehner and company can’t even show up for work.

If the Republican House were paid by the hour maybe, they would spend more time doing their jobs, but this is a Congress that has shown no interest in doing anything productive.

Boehner and the House Republicans are stealing your hard earned money, and if Republicans can’t be bothered to show up for work, voters need to fire them this November.

11 Replies to “Republicans Steal Taxpayer Money By Becoming The Earliest Congress To Bolt Town Since 1960”

  1. This is a surprise? What did Speaker Boehner famously (infamously) say on Face the Nation in July 2013 ” Well, Bob, we should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal.”

  2. They most certainly aren’t people, too.

    There are thousands of American dummy corporations, formed for the express purpose of shielding wealthy crooks from accountability. They employ no people, and produce nothing of value, except to the crooks themselves. That you even suggest such a thing shows you have no argument, and just want to shield these crooks from justice.

  3. These shameless thieves need to be kicked out of office in November with our votes. They have collected a lot of wages and benefits and haven’t earned a single dime. The tbagger/rethugs claim people who cannot find jobs are lazy. That is hogwash. They are the lazy ones, the difference is that they get paid handsomely for their laziness. They haven’t done a single thing to help us in any way and they should be hiding in closets in shame instead of spouting lies on news shows. The only things they did do is all they could do to harm us. 52 votes to deprive us of the health care we deserve should be enough in itself to show how much they hate the American people. They have no stinking idea what we want. They are serving the Kochroaches, not the people of this country.
    VOTE THESE LUNATICS OUT IN NOVEMBER! VOTE BLUE SO WE CAN MAKE PROGRESS AND BECOME A GREAT NATION AGAIN.

  4. Sounds like the exact definition of the House of Representatives:

    ‘American dummy…s, formed for the express purpose of shielding wealthy crooks from accountability. They employ no people, and produce nothing of value, except to the crooks themselves.’

  5. Don’t we all wish we could get a job at the House of Representatives: top shelf welfare – where they get paid top salary and high end benefits, rarely working, partying it up at ‘fundraisers’ while accomplishing nothing.

    If average Americans had the House’s work ethic, not only would we be fired, we wouldn’t be entitled to unemployment compensation and we’d have our salaries garnished for wasting time and bad decision making.

    When are we going to finally stand up, state that this work ethic is unacceptable, and throw these lazy bums out.

    I like the being paid hourly idea – taxpayers could be generous and give them 10X (old $72/hr or new $100 hr) the minimum wage – no work no money. Since they are paid by taxpayers, to get their salary, they need to pass a drug test

    If it’s good for us; it’s good for them. We pay their salaries; we are their employers; I wish the House would remember that.

  6. This entitlement to pay without productivity is a disgrace, when they criticize Americans….”entitlements”………..

  7. The republican controlled congress, when something is totally out of control can it really be called controlled. This GOP piece of shit called republican controlled congress is nothing short of treason to the people and country of the United States of America. The GOP political party is no longer of anything American, the republicans are the true terrorists we need to control, contain and eliminate for the good of our country. What a bunch of piled shit in suits.

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