Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nancy Pelosi Lambastes "Make-Matters-Worse Congress"

Recently, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that Congress should be judged by "how many laws we repeal." Notably, the House wasted time futilely voting to repeal Obamacare 40 times, with their supposed focus on jobs forgotten. Before the August recess, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sharply criticized Congress–specifically the Republican House–at a press conference, accurately calling it a "do-nothing Congress"that became a "make-matters-worse Congress." She looked at the problems ahead and said that Congress "should not leave." Watch:



PELOSI: How do you explain to the American people that today Congress will go into an August recess and after more than six months in this Congress, this Republican Congress, we still have no jobs bill, we have no budget bill, and we have the threat of shutting down government and not raising the debt ceiling without repealing the Affordable Care Act. This was a do-nothing Congress, and now it is gone to something worse. It's an aimless congress that is falling into chaos; it's a make-matters-worse Congress. We should not leave until we address the challenges that we face.

2 comments:

Michael J. Mand said...

Perhaps we should applaud this "do nothing" Congress. Could you imagine the mess we would have to clean up if it actually passed some of the legislation it proposed? I shudder to think...

Jeff Tone said...

Quite a statement if the best we can expect is nothing.