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WAVE 3 Editorial – August 16, 2012: Congressional Inaction

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

The "do-nothing Congress" President Harry Truman called in 1948 looks like head of the class overachievers compared to this current group.

Nearly 4,000 bills have been introduced this year and only 61 have become law. Last year just 90 bills passed, only the second time ever Congress failed to pass at least 125 laws.   

It would be an understatement to call the 2011-12 Congressional delegation the least productive ever.

The Postal Service is losing $57 million a day and Congress is doing nothing about it. Losing $15 billion a year for any business is a sure bet to soon be out of business, yet the postal service can't even get Congress to agree to allow it to end Saturday delivery as one of the measures to cut costs.

Maybe it's time to release the responsibility of Congressional control over the Postal Service.

Medicare is going broke, the Social Security program will only be able to pay full benefits for the next 20 years, and the national debt is $16 trillion and counting. But making the tough choices to preserve some semblance of stability for our children and grandchildren doesn't appear to be in the DNA of this group.

It's time to recruit leaders for Congress, not politicians.

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