Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell’s Do Nothing Congress

George RaisleyPaul Ryan And Mitch McConnell’s Do Nothing Congress

"As our friend, Jonathan Bydlak of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, recently observed, “By this time in 2009, then-President Obama had signed 12 bills into law, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ($663 billion), the 2009 Omnibus Act ($410 billion) and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act ($73.8 billion), totaling roughly $1.1 trillion in spending. No doubt these bills represented the foundation of Democratic priorities at the time... In contrast, President Trump has thus far signed a grand total of…one bill with significant spending implications — the reauthorization of NASA.”

We elected this Congress not to pass laws, but repeal them, and to scrub the economy clean of the drag of all the Obama-era regulatory barnacles that are slowing it down.

To a casual observer, said Jonathan Bydlak, it might look like President Trump has been busy dismantling the many machinations of government, and it is true that regulatory policy has moved swiftly in a direction pleasing to most conservatives.

But Bydlak concluded that a closer look reveals that the last two months have not been characterized so much by what has happened but by what has not. Near-daily controversy over executive orders or tweets does not represent substantial policy changes but instead masks an almost complete lack of movement on many issues."

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