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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paying Republicans in Congress while they do nothing

It's shameful to see our US Republican House of Representatives fail to get anything of substance passed during Speaker Boehner's failed leadership.  

It makes no sense for members of Congress, who are paid $174,000 a year (that's one hundred and seventy four thousand dollars a year), to accept tax payer paid salaries to do nothing to help Americans during the past two years. Nothing!

Now, the GOP are preparing to go on vacation without finishing their jobs. In fact, they never even started!

Even when Republicans scream about doing something, they do nothing! While the Republicans harp on about the urgency to pass meaningful immigration reform, they have failed to do anything.

CNN Reports
Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do.

That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday morning.

Caucus revolt

Asked what happens now, Speaker John Boehner said he'd be working with his caucus. Asked if that would go into the night, he responded: "Oh yeah."

Meanwhile, a separate Senate border measure proposed by Democrats failed to overcome a Republican filibuster later Thursday, effectively killing it for now.

The end result? Politicians eventually go home for five weeks to campaign for the November congressional elections without sending President Barack Obama legislation to address what both parties agree is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

How does any thoughtful business person deal with employees who don't do their jobs?  In the US "GOP" led House of Representatives, the right wing conservatives are feeling good about using other people's tax money to pay puppet representatives to do nothing. But these RWE-RWEs (ie "right wing extremists") are spending my money to pay Congress to obstruct rather than govern.

Minority extremists cannot be allowed to control our democracy?

It's time to fire all the GOP employees who are being paid to do nothing.  Moreover, they should be required to refund the American taxpayer for the pay they received while doing nothing.  

Our 2014 mid-term election is a time when democracy should reclaim our government and majority rule returned to Democrats, who will work for pay.

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