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Congress’s 2009 “Accomplishments”

July is winding down and members of Congress will soon be limping back to their districts all over the country, touting their “accomplishments” thus far.  So what has the Pelosi-Congress accomplished.

Well, first they passed a so-called economic stimulus package.  President Obama had promised that if passed, it would create millions of new jobs and keep the nation’s unemployment rate under 8%. 

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Congress’s “Leftward Surge”

A column by David Brooks of the New York Times appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer today and since it was quite insightful, I’d like to quote pertinent parts here.  Brooks opines that the Congress is “led by insular liberals from big cities and the coasts, who neither understand nor sympathize with moderates. 

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Budget Deficit Reaches Record $1 Trillion Plus

We are only nine months into the fiscal year, and the federal deficit has surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time in history.  In other words, the Pelosi-Congress and the Obama Administration have spent a trillion dollars more than the government took in over the last nine months. 

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Our Weak Economy, and Congress Just Makes it Worse

2.7  million jobs have been lost in the private sector since January.  Normal economic downturns tend to last on average 11 months, but we are in the 18th month of this one, with no end in sight.  Why is recovery taking so long?

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