Jul 19 2012

Congress: High Paying Job With No Responsibilities Or Consequences

Published by at 11:21 am under All General Discussions

Congress is one of a few jobs that will allow you to screw up or just not do any work without any consequences or responsibility for their actions. Congress goes on vacation instead of doing their job again!

When are the people of this country going to stand up and say “Enough is Enough!” “Do your job or you will be fired!” While this historic default by the USPS will apparently not directly affect employees right now, it will affect employees long term. And what is Congress doing? Sitting on their hands again!

The office of Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.), one of the authors of the Senate bill, said Wednesday that “every day that is lost in passing reform legislation puts the Postal Service another step closer to collapse, and unfortunately it appears that House Leaders are prepared to let that happen.”

The Senate needs to pass a budget (pick a year) before they can comment on how the House is failing to do its job. We have allowed our government to become an absolute mess. Who’s ready to take our country back?



13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Congress: High Paying Job With No Responsibilities Or Consequences”

  1. scaulen says:

    Remember, all it originally took was a tax on tea.

  2. Layman says:

    It’s up to the American people and I’m not that hopeful. Two famous quotes come to mind.

    “There’s a sucker born every minute.” -P.T. Barnum

    “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” -H.L. Menchen

    As more and more people start to think that Obama’s gonna give them stuff from his stash (as the one lady said about a house or a car) it’s gonnna get tougher.

    As soon as we cross the threshold where 50.1% of the people are getting stuff from the 49.9% we’re screwed. An actual “revolution” may be needed.

  3. Redteam says:

    The Post Office Dept is a dead duck, it’s just a matter of when the funeral is declared. It exists today solely as a means of having huge unionized payrolls at the peoples expense. Private industry can do it both better and cheaper and only the users will pay.

  4. Layman says:

    Not so sure RT. When the folks in BFE Montana realize its going to cost then $1.50 per letter and they’ll only get 3X/week service you’ll see an outcry – and the politicians will cave. Wonder what Sarah Palin will say when letters to Nome Alaska start costing $5 each?

  5. Redteam says:

    You’re probably right, but an alternative is to privatize the PO itself, do away with the Union and run it as a business, requiring regular delivery. Yea the outcry would be huge..

  6. kathie says:

    If the President won’t lead do we really expect Harry to do the job for him? I don’t!

  7. Redteam says:

    kathie, we’re in a bad situation. the president won’t lead, but when he does it is down the wrong road. I’ve been around a long time and this is by far the worst administration in the history of the republic. We don’t really want Harry Reid and his Dims to do anything except get the hell out of office. The big problem we’re facing is that when a Repub finally gets in a position to do something they wimp out. They have an opportunity now to slash all the money out of obamacare and they won’t do it.

  8. Layman says:

    Come on RT. They have no opportunity to slash the funding from Obamacare. Sure, the House could make a symbolic vote and then it will die in the Senate.

    Our only chance is to get Romney elected with enough conservatives in the House and Senate that they can force the squeamish to act. I truly believe Romney will sign whatever bills he gets – so we had better make sure they’re good.

  9. Redteam says:

    Darn Layman, you got me again. What I meant was that no part of the act can be initiated if funding authorization is required because it has to originate in the house. Everything the gov does requires someone to authorize spending and the house has to do it. The repubs can not authorize it and it would die. But thanks for keeping me corrected to what I meant to say.

  10. Layman says:

    You’re welcome RT! 🙂

    One of the issues with the (pretend you’re hearing my snarky voice) AFFORDABLE CARE ACT is that they put automatic funding and automatic implementations into it plus gave the Secretary of HHS (Sebelius) lots of power to implement regulations.

    That is why we need specific legislation to defund it and to repeal it. The Dems were smart – they gave it a life of its own. So we are going to have to go after it and kill it. The passive approach won’t work.

  11. Redteam says:

    I think most or all government spending has to be re-authorized each year. If they don’t pass a new budget, they have to have a continuing resolution. If that is true, couldn’t the Repubs just not go along?

  12. Redteam says:

    I found this in Google under ‘federal budget’

    “The 2013 United States federal budget request for government operations for the 2013 fiscal year (October 2012–September 2013) was submitted by President Barack Obama on February 13, 2012, according to the budget process.[1] The actual appropriations for fiscal year 2013 must be authorized by the full Congress before the budget can take effect. ”

    But I have not made a study of the Federal Budget process.

  13. Redteam says:

    But then I found this under “Obamacare is spending automatic”
    and it does indicate that even though most gov spending has to be reauthorized, some of Obamacare is on autopilot, as you said.

    ““It’s $105.5 billion in automatic appropriations that were just slipped into ObamaCare and they go on in perpetuity unless Congress can take affirmative action to shut them off,” he said.”