John Boehner’s House of Representatives Will Only “Work” 9 Days in All of September

John_Boehner_golfYes, you heard that right, Speaker John Boehner’s House of Representatives will only work 9 days out of the entire month of September. For a body of government that is less popular than cockroaches and Nickelback, you would think they might decide that yet another trip back home (despite being part of the least productive Congress since productivity started being tracked) might be a bad idea.

Let’s look at what they’ve done so far this year. Despite working a few more days than the 112th Congress, the 113th Congress has done little else other than hold repeated doomed votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), extend the Patriot Act and name some post offices. That’s about the extent of it, unless you also count the endless hearings on Benghazi, the IRS “scandal” and all the other cooked up distractions they’ve been running as a sideshow to divert our attention from the fact they really have accomplished nothing.

You’ll often hear conservatives talk about how government should be run more like a corporation and for the sake of their argument, let’s go ahead and run with that comparison. I don’t know about you, but I work at least 250 days out of the year and for not even 1/5th of the pay and the benefits that Congress receives. Now if I had employees who worked part-time, which Congress is doing this year, and they weren’t even accomplishing anything in that time while making over $170,000 a year, I’d fire them.

In fact, I believe the only person who is getting any work done is none other than my former congressman, Alan Grayson. While other members of Congress are finding ways to do anything and everything other than produce a viable budget or pass a jobs bill, he’s been slipping liberal amendments into the legislation they have been offering up, including ideas that appeal to the more libertarian members on both sides of the aisle – like limiting the powers of the NSA.

At the rate they’re going, before we hopefully replace them against all gerrymandered odds, the do-nothing 113th Congress will have accomplished even less than they did the last time we elected them. So while you’re hard at work over the next few months doing whatever it is you do to get by, just remember how much time the worst Speaker of the House of our lifetime is spending on the golf course. While you’re budgeting for monthly bills and figuring out where to make cuts, think about how millions of our tax dollars have been getting wasted on failed “Obamacare” repeal attempts. And remind yourself and everybody you know — 2014 is right around the corner.

Comments

Facebook comments

  • Mainah

    If people vote these ass hats back in … I might want to become Canadian.

  • Skyhollower

    I think they all should become hourly exempt employees. That way if they don’t work their full time hours they will become part time employees and then lose all their health benefits, and any other benefits full time employees get.

    • Charles Vincent

      I think that passing the proposed 28th amendment would fix the problem handily.

    • jonathan

      Then you have to actually define what for Congress is; “working.” Good luck with that one, haha. Not too shabby of an idea though.

  • Andy P

    The irony is the Republicans keep complaining about Obama’s travels, as though they were vacations!

  • pandapal

    Let’s not forget all of the job bills they failed to pass.

  • Charles Vincent

    Congressional Reform Act of 2011

    1. TERM LIMITS
    12 years only, one of the possible options below.

    A. Two Six-year Senate terms
    B. Six Two-year House terms
    C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

    2. NO TENURE/NO PENSION
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    3. CONGRESS (past, present & future) PARTICIPATES in SOCIAL SECURITY
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system and Congress participates with the American people.

    4. CONGRESS CAN PURCHASE THEIR OWN RETIREMENT PLAN
    Just like each and every other American.

    5. CONGRESS WILL NO LONGER VOTE THEMSELVES a PAY RAISE
    Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 2.5%.

    6. CONGRESS LOSES THEIR CURRENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
    Congress will participate in the same health care system as the American people.

    7. CONGRESS MUST EQUALLY ABIDE by ALL LAWS
    No special exemptions or treatment.

    8. ALL CONTRACTS WITH PAST AND PRESENT CONGRESSMEN ARE VOID
    Effective 1/1/12.

  • Charles Vincent

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

  • v2787

    It’s really hard for me to believe that people actually vote for these lowlife scumbags. When is the electorate going to wake up and realize they’re being had by the GOP/teabagger politicians?

  • Jane Doe

    John Boehner needs to go.

  • Diana Reichardt

    If a regular person was to miss this much work they would not have a job!! I think the people in office should have to put in a certain amount of days and accomplish something before being paid!! If they don’t work, they should be docked but better yet, put them OUT!!!!!!

  • AnnieRae

    Why aren’t these asses paid for the days they are actually in their offices in Washington DC doing the work we are paying them to do instead of this crap they are doing? There rating should be zero.