Harry Reid and John Boehner

Takeover Thursdays – Goodbye 112th Congress, and hello 113!!

Harry Reid and John Boehner

At 12 noon the 113th Congress will be in session for the 1st time, I can only hope this congress will prove to be more productive than the 112th Congress.  The 112th Congress will go down in history as one of the LEAST productive, and Democrats and Republicans are both responsible for this lack of productivity.  It’s popular to just blame Speaker Boehner and House Republicans, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has done his fair share of “making the sausage” .

“The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the constitutionally required time of noon … There are 12 newly elected senators – eight Democrats, three Republicans and one independent, former Maine Gov. Angus King, who will caucus with the Democrats. They will be joined by Rep. Tim Scott, the first black Republican in decades, who was tapped by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to fill the remaining term of Sen. Jim DeMint….

I have hope, but to be honest not a whole lot of hope!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

The House will NOT vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

Breezy Point

Breezy Point

House Republicans decided to NOT take up the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill tonight after an all day back and forth over the bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.

Republicans promised to work on the supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Apparently this is House Republican payback for having to vote on the Senate-passed bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.  Lawmakers from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (Democrats and Republicans) took to the floor of the House to voice their disappointment.

This is the disgusting side of politics that makes me sick, to think House Republicans like Eric Cantor would go back on a promise they made.  A lot of work has been done to get this disaster bill together, that work will have to be re-done as the new 113th Congress will be sworn in on January 2nd.

This is why congress has some of the lowest approval ratings, SMH!!!

Representative Peter King (R-NY) called this “indefensible” for Congress

“It is disgraceful. It even makes it worse being a Republican.”

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!