In so many ways.
Failures that will impact each of us and will be passed on to our posterity. See THIS at Gateway Pundit for more about the 111th Congress.
Nevertheless, Democrats in the House of Representatives have bragged about all the accomplishments of the 111th Congress.
The mainstream media also have done their fair share of bragging about the 111th Congress, as shown in the video below the fold (hat tip to The Lonely Conservative):
"Productive," huh? According to whose definition? Um, never mind.
In contrast to all the accolades heaped upon the 111th Congress, check out these wry poll results over at A Conservative Teacher (hat tip to Conservative Hideout 2.0):
More People Think Ghosts are Real than Think Congress Is Doing a Good JobRead the rest, with enabled links, HERE.
A poll over the summer of 2010 showed that 18% of Americans think that Obama is a Muslim and 34% think he is a Christian. Another poll shows that 40% of people from India and China believe that aliens walk among us disguised as humans, and that 22% of all the men in the world believe aliens are here on Earth. 21% of voters in a recent poll said that the explosion and massive oil spill that resulted from the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig made them more likely to support offshore drilling. Polls report that 27 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, and 25 percent in astrology. What is notable about all of these polls is that more people believe in aliens, ghosts, astrology, and other notions than believe Congress is doing a good job.
According to recent polling data by Gallup, only 13% of Americans approve of the way that the Democratic-controlled Congress is performing its job. More people believe in ghosts than like the job that Democrats are doing in Congress. More people believe that aliens walk among us disguised as humans than think that Democrats who run Congress are doing a good job working and passing legislation....
A sad state of the nation, huh?
On a more serious note, the 111th Congress added more debt than the first 100 Congresses combined. From this source:
The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.Read the rest HERE.
That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.
The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.
In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt....
Now, just how many individuals can pay off their share of the national debt?
What the 111th Congress actually achieved: