They're gone for the next month. At least they can't do any more damage for the next 30 days. The problem is that Congress will come back. They will show the same recalcitrance in working for the people of this country as they have through the first eight months of this year. They will probably work just as hard at non-governance as they managed to accomplish up to now. Hell, at the rate they are going, they'll probably get to the Christmas recess with at least 20 bills passed for the year. What accomplishment.
Well... what do we expect of Congress? Maybe a little work? If you and I got as little accomplished as this group of 435 losers, we would be on the unemployment line. Think about this for a bit. This group has passed an average of one bill every three weeks. The average Congress passes approximately five bills a week. The rest of the time they spend arguing with each other. That is the equivalent of you or I standing around the water cooler or the coffee pot arguing about who the best team in baseball is, or who is dating who in the office. One bill, then 14 days of standing around the water cooler. For this we are paying these clowns over $174,000 a year.
But wait, it gets worse. They tell us how hard they have worked for the American people and need a vacation. So they adjourn. It wouldn't be so bad if this was our first adjournment this year. It's not. They do this type of thing every 7 or 8 weeks or so. That's because the water cooler arguments have gotten too heated.
Am I being tough on the Congress. You betcha! I want to see our legislators legislate. As a country we need bills that will help Americans get back to work. Maybe ten or fifteen real jobs bills would be nice. We need bills that address pollution, taxes, subsidies, education, infrastructure, commerce, labor relations, civil rights, and a hundred other issues. But that would require work. Not only would that require work, but it would require these men and women who we pay very well, to work together like big boys and girls. It would require them to spend less time at the water cooler and more time working. It would require less time on vacation and more time actually listening to the people.
Is that too much to ask?