Header Image (book)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Failed Congress

Epic fail.

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 Job

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....
Read the rest, with enabled links, HERE.

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.

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....
Read the rest HERE.

Now, just how many individuals can pay off their share of the national debt?

What the 111th Congress actually achieved:


  1. It was historic all right, I hope I live long enough to see the damage repaired......

  2. Democrats ARE bragging about their accomplisments and Obama is trying to claim he's some kind of come back kid because the Dems forced through so much more bad legislation in the final weeks of the 111th Congress.

    But the American people are not as stupid as the self deluding Democrats think they are.

    We KNOW that the so-called accomplisments are nothing more than the same kind of crap that has infuriated Americans and caused the Dems to be thrown out of office in droves.

    All I can say is that I hope the Dems continue to fool themselves into thinking they know what the people want.

  3. It will be interesting to watch the new congress and how they start out of the gate. I think we will have a good idea if our march off the cliff will be halted.

  4. Every day, sometimes several times per day, I pray this:

    "Please, deliver us of Obama and all of his ilk."

    This prayer was answered, somewhat, this past November 2nd, wasn't it?

    I urge you all to pray this prayer, at least once per day. Collective thought CAN change things.

    I also pray the new Congress will have the fortitude to remain on a straight and narrow path to continue allowing us our freedoms as citizens of the United States of America.

    May you, AOW, and your husband...and all who visit here, be supremely blessed during this coming new year!

  5. Great post. Linked and "borrowed" your flaming F.

  6. Thanks for the link. They were highly productive, if you judge Cloward-Piven to be the goal!

  7. Interesting post. I like the "F" picture for failed but I would use another superlative to describe what the congress has done.... :(

  8. Perhaps you are being too hard on them. I am sure they wanted to sink this country deep into debt so they could save it. Spend more money so they could make it stronger.


  9. Layla,
    I like the "F" picture for failed but I would use another superlative to describe what the congress has done.... :(

    I might have used that particular superlative except that students read my web site.

  10. Randy said:

    I hope I live long enough to see the damage repaired......

    I say: I doubt that any of us will live that long. **head/desk**

  11. This Congress has done damage that will take decades to repair... IF we don't get another tax/spend session!

  12. That's the left for you, failure is success to them. The more people they leave behind broken and/or impoverished, the better they feel about themselves. So long as their intentions were good and caring, they're least bothered about the actual consequences.

  13. A group of narcisstic arrogant a____. They should be getting their "rights read to them" but as usual they are running around patting their collective backs......excuse me while I vomit


We welcome civil dialogue at Always on Watch. Comments that include any of the following are subject to deletion:
1. Any use of profanity or abusive language
2. Off topic comments and spam
3. Use of personal invective

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.