Look! Another extended recess for members of Congress!

Here’s a comparison of the House of Representatives schedules for 2013-2014.  Looks amazingly alike in how many days they’ll be in recess, doesn’t it?  HouseSchedule20132014

Congress does it again- for the 40th time

SpeakerBoehner2One more post about Congress before they leave for their 5 week break.  On Friday they voted for the 40th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare.  You do know why they continue to schedule these votes, don’t you?  Since the Senate is controlled by the Democrats the bill won’t get beyond the House but that doesn’t matter to Speaker Boehner.  The reason for having all these votes is to allow new members of Congress to vote on repealing the health care law so they can talk about curbing big government spending when they start campaigning for re-election.  Isn’t that great?  You, the taxpayer pays for their time as well as keeping the Capitol open, the staff, security and whatever else it costs while Congress continues doing nothing.

Congress goes on 5 week recess

Well, guess what?  Congress has yet again recessed for an extended break, this time for almost the entire month of August.  Ezra Klein from the Washington Post writes in defense of this regular practice, saying that the fact Congress members go home to meet with their constituents isn’t the problem, but what they do while in session is.  Fair enough, but I’m pretty sure they spend most of their time meeting with contributor$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.CongressRecess