Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional

Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional

There are 245 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Oct 2, 2011, titled Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

The legislative branch of the world's most powerful nation is now widely scorned as it lurches from one near-catastrophe to the next, even on supposedly routine matters such as setting an annual budget and keeping government offices open.

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WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#1 Oct 2, 2011
Why is the President so INCOMPETENT?.lets ask that!..and not his Campagne attacks....Leadership incompetence ,breeds a brake down of order and reason....Vacuums are created!

Like with Carter,total incompetence!..He also blamed Americans,we had a MALAISE then...truly little people with out leadership quality s will always blame others...

At least BIDEN owned up to the fact its their TURKEY NOW!....No more blame BUSH,now blame African Americans,and all Americans,practice Class Warfare,..Divide,Crush Kill destroy...OBAMAS REELECTION CALL TO WAR!Create SCAPE GOATS while he is part of them,like Wall Street,Big Unions,Sucking up their Cash!..HYPOCRITE!!

Blame Europe,Japan,Hurricane,Tsunami s,any thing or one to try to distract the BIG FACT..OBAMA IS A NON LEADER!

Were he a company commander?..he would be Court Martial ed for dereliction of duty,A CEO? The stock holders would throw him out1

The Congress as it stands today,is a result of Americans saying ..ENOUGH OBAMA!..They voted the SCOUNDRELS OUT OF CONGRESS...It Seems They will VOTE OUT OBAMA,and with that regain the Senate.

Obama had the Senate,and Congress and they all made things worse...Time for the Pendulum to swing right...and it is!

ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Oct 2, 2011
Congress is dysfunctional? Really, we hadn't noticed.....

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#3 Oct 2, 2011
One skinny little raeson = Harry Reid!!!!! He needs to be gone.
Excellent

De Soto, KS

#4 Oct 2, 2011
Wake up USA wrote:
One skinny little raeson = Harry Reid!!!!! He needs to be gone.
Let's not forget Botox Betty Pelosi, Debbie Sgt Schult/SE Clone of Pelosi?
MARK

Broken Arrow, OK

#5 Oct 2, 2011
Stupid voters re-elect the same old politicians and we get the same old results. You surely do not expect any change do you.
short trus micro bus

Ashford, AL

#6 Oct 2, 2011
its been reported a group of leftist are tring to run the u.s. by remote control , somewhere near yogoslapmyknee

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Oct 2, 2011
MARK wrote:
Stupid voters re-elect the same old politicians and we get the same old results. You surely do not expect any change do you.
Like new politicians would be any different?

The problem isn't the people, it's the SYSTEM. And the only way to change the system is with a state-sponsored constitutional convention to change how Congress functions.

Until we do that, we'll keep getting the same results no matter WHO is elected.
spud

Ardsley, NY

#8 Oct 2, 2011
Dysfunctional is much better than I was thinking. That goes for both parties too.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#9 Oct 2, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Like new politicians would be any different?
The problem isn't the people, it's the SYSTEM. And the only way to change the system is with a state-sponsored constitutional convention to change how Congress functions.
Until we do that, we'll keep getting the same results no matter WHO is elected.
Here is some answers for you..Loony Of Course,but demostrating how Un American is what we have leading our country..along with No Leader,we get the bonus of no brains!

No Voting! No Democracy!...WOW!!....next the guy on the White horse????...LOONS LIKE THESE TWO, ARE ASS HOLES!!

Two Democrats: We're Getting Pretty Sick of This Whole "Democracy" Thing


Sep 28, 2011 9:12 AM

This from two prominent members of the, ahem, Democratic Party. Let's start with the guy who at least has half of an excuse. Pete Orszag's claim to fame is his recently-lapsed tenure as a powerful unelected federal bureaucrat. More specifically, he was Barack Obama's budget director.(Recall a few of his previous greatest hits HERE and HERE):


To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic...Our polarized political system has proved incapable of reaching a consensus on this common-sense approach. What we need, then, are ways around our politicians...

And by "our politicians," of course, he means "the people's duly elected representatives." In case you were wondering, he's building the case for de-democratizing America in the context of pining for more deficit spending. For an adept deconstruction of Orszag's comments, check out Reason's Peter Suderman. Moving along to North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue -- one of the very elected representatives Orszag fantasizes about bypassing to implement his agenda by fiat. Turns out, she might be down with that:


Speaking to a Cary rotary club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue suggested suspending Congressional elections for two years so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election. "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election." The comment -- which came during a discussion of the economy -- perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious -- but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.

Perdue's spokesman later tried to explain that Gov. Perdue was obviously just joshin' with us. Uh huh. I'll just refer you back to the quote in bold, and the final sentence of the paragraph. Her "joke" about suspending elections piqued my curiosity about something, so I did a little googling. Guess who's got an abysmal approval rating and is up for re-election next year? You guessed it:
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#11 Oct 3, 2011
COngress is disfunctional as a result of Internaitonal laws and sociology projects, they are to deprot and reassign in their homeland nations after creating a American Bloodline, that is 25 nations in one person.

I am one of the first Million of USA real American citizens. Bloodline went to UW lakeside plasma and they found something historic and allnations came in for the celebrity ball gown wine party, I was a few blocks away and did not get mention but my DONOR # It went to other nations top dollar and 2 ml of plasma per batch is all the Blood tranfusion needed to make the Hep Tub and Aids pills and shots real CURE. I got no thank you or flowers nothing, The scientists that found the cure in my palsma system got all money and recognition.

Congress was supposed to get all real Americans of the bloodline up in the highest positions to run their own nation, But found their crimes agaisnt American people wound up being exicutions sentneces upon their return to their own homeland coutnries and refuse to leave seat until death of fear of returning as their crimes were done prior to making children , so in their homeland their children will be executed as well as they would not have had children because they were to be death sentences.

SO they HIDE.
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#12 Oct 3, 2011
As well in Wisconsin, Amish community has monopolized time and legal federal level laws. They have Biker minds entrapped as well.

Even in the privacy of a closed garage in Wisc. A amish man may come to your door, nobody knows your making a table and chairs, he will purchase it with contract that you never make a replica, you think, huh one for the house and start a new one only for your home. In 48 hours the Amihs are their with contract never to replicate with federal agents, you lose $250,000 and go to prison for 12 years.

How do AMish see in the homes and have access to US FEDERAL agents in less then 48 hours for total life loss and fiance and leave family paupers?

Psychic invasions in the home. In every religion and legal system ILLEGAL.

CC Riders ran out of Madison after the deaths ordered by local police and judges and politicians, they keep a detailed journal and all contact locations and times. But they went out of town and AMISH played with their heads with Federal assistence.

New prospects anyone 7 years old in the biker club have to go to prison for the older bikers.. NEver enlist. You will be set up, Police and politicians liek the Mayor will order 5 CC riders to take the fall for a murder they ordered because a witness came forward so all the new people go to prison for their crimes and may only hold dope smoking as a medical condition but now you take the fall for the whole unit. FUN not a game huh.
mlbsniper1

Grass Valley, CA

#13 Oct 3, 2011
As long as we have liberals and socialist attempting to subverse this country we will continue to gave elements trying to errode away our civil liberties!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#14 Oct 3, 2011
Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional?

The new congressmen are small-mined and mean ideologues, and are superstitious goobers.

They only care about their own primary voters. They were elected because of the slow pace of job creation, and their blaming Obama.
They have made the economy much worse: by total inaction; and by only voting to veto legislation, and to repeat the mistakes of the Bushites.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#15 Oct 3, 2011
mlbsniper1 wrote:
As long as we have liberals and socialist attempting to subverse this country we will continue to gave elements trying to errode away our civil liberties!
You poor thing, only your sanity has been subverted.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#16 Oct 3, 2011
Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional
Many reasons, among them:
- entitlement mentality
- lack of term limits on them
- arrogance
- apathy towards voters until election time
- lack of common sense
- relying upon apathy to keep voters away from the polls for those who would likely vote for their opponent
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#17 Oct 3, 2011
mlbsniper1 wrote:
As long as we have liberals and socialist attempting to subverse this country we will continue to gave elements trying to errode away our civil liberties!
Apply for a "Homesteaders' grant like the Amish.

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#18 Oct 3, 2011
Decent but incomplete article failed to point out several factors other major factors.

The loss of the fairness doctrine and the rise of right-wing hate radio. Media consolidation and the resulting loss of local and independent voices.

Luntz & Ginrich's highly effective approach to messaging....demon izing the Democrats.

Tom DeLay's "K-Street project" which removed any appearance of ethical fund raising behavior.

The impeachment of Bill Clinton

The theft of the 2000 election The massive increase in inequality which has a negative impact on ALL factors of society.

And the latest assault: The FEAR of unlimited money coming into the campaign because of Citizen's Untied.
MARK

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Oct 3, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Like new politicians would be any different?
The problem isn't the people, it's the SYSTEM. And the only way to change the system is with a state-sponsored constitutional convention to change how Congress functions.
Until we do that, we'll keep getting the same results no matter WHO is elected.
I do not think that will ever happen.
MARK

Broken Arrow, OK

#20 Oct 3, 2011
Why Congress Is So Dysfunctional?

Because the voters are dysfunctional.
MARK

Broken Arrow, OK

#21 Oct 3, 2011
Jaimie wrote:
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Apply for a "Homesteaders' grant like the Amish.
illegals should do that also.

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