As you wake up this morning, groggy and bloated from Thanksgiving leftovers and dreading the notorious Monday morning, hold your chin up and keep in mind that your highly unreliable House of Representatives will only have eight more days of work this year. That’s right, that branch of congress that has been working tirelessly this year for a total of 126 days to ensure that the evil Obama administration did not succeed, will finally get a break before the new year.
As a reward for being the least productive congress in modern history, the House will work even less in 2014 than they did this past year. The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work only 113 days.
Proving just how hard the House GOP has been working this year, Speaker John Boehner said, “We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. We’ve got more laws than the administration could ever enforce.”
You go, Speaker Boehner! With the less than stellar work model this congress has shown the American people, we’d most likely be better off if they just stayed home. Although, if we measure productivity by the amount of people that have been left without help, time lost by filibusters and obstruction and wealth ripped off for the wealthiest Americans, this congress has been absolutely amazing!
On a side note, if healthcare.gov works 114 days next year, it will be working more than the House GOP.