Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Does Congress Act Like A Congress Of Baboons?

Most of us have seen nature programs or been to the zoo and seen the behavior of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and, many believe they are the least intelligent of all primates, beside the Congress... right!

Some have incorrectly claimed that a group of Baboons is called a "Congress," this I believe is an insult to the baboon. In reality, what they are is a "Troop" and are actually very smart among most non-human primates. However, referring to the United States Congress as a Congress of Baboons may not be far from the truth when referencing its intended use as a joke poking fun at our elite, pampered representatives.

A Congress of Baboons, maybe today, it is more than just a joke. I guess congressional actions pretty much explain the reason why legislation is in stalemate, and symbolizes the baboon like behavior ongoing between the two stately bodies hired to protect the Constitution, and pass laws that benefit all America instead of select group or individual in Washington!

This is the impression of many American's who cast their vote in the November elections. The Obama Administration constantly berating the Republicans as the reason he cannot achieve any of his policies, borders on telling the American voter they are too stupid to realize it takes two houses to make a Congress. When you have one controlled by one party and the other controlled by the other, they must work harmoniously to pass law.

Since nothing has changed politically, the congress remains the same unbalanced body it was before the election. The difference, they have the opportunity to do something in this Congress they did not do achieve in the last four years... come together, pass legislation and put forth a budget that they so stubbornly have refused to pass.

Instead of milling around accomplishing little, they must find solutions to fix the economy by stimulating employment, reducing regulations that stymie growth, invest in our future by investing in our natural resources, and assisting the housing markets recovery; all without raising individual taxes.

The next four years will either establish our Congress as two bodies working together to solve our problems. If not, as a Congress of Baboons... once again insulting the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and notably, one of the most intelligent non-human primates.

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