Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 18, 2013, 10:36 a.m. EST by Toynbee
from Savannah, GA
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- The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy,
• What was accomplished? An agreement to reopen government and fund it -- but only through 15 January 2014! They agreed to push the debt ceiling deadline back! But only to 7 February 2014
- Do you know how many weeks of paid vacation Congress takes? Every Year? I found the 2010 vacation schedule for the House of Representatives:
January 1st-January 12: 1 1/2 weeks February 15th-February 19th: 1 week March 29th-April 12th: 2 weeks May 31st-June 4th: 1 week July 5th-July 9th: 1 week August 9th-Sept 12th: 5 weeks. * October 11th-December 31st: 12 weeks.
Folks, we are at the height of the worst recession and soon to be depression in 75 years!
Yet Congress granted themselves 23 1/2 weeks of vacation in 2010! Almost one-half a year off -- paid!
Problem is, now with federal budgets and debt ceilings extended for a dozen weeks at a time, the ONLY thing Congress will have time for is dealing with these Heritage Foundation & Koch Brothers funded artificial crises.
No time for Congress to deal with the thousands of pressing problems, foreign and domestic.