Hey, Remember Congress?
Hey, Remember Congress?
Adrienne BoettingerMonday,21 March 2016
It’s time for everyone’s favorite game, “Hey, Remember Congress?”!! That’s when we put aside the fact that our attention spans have been bore-sighted on the nonstop campaign shitshow and instead spend about 90 seconds thinking about the people we already elected and have been paying upwards of $175,000 a year to represent us. That’s right, not only is this the Trumpmerica: Race for the Bottom campaign season not the first election we’ve ever had as a nation but we’ve already elected hundreds of national reps, not to mention thousands of state and local reps, that we pay ginormous wads of cash to. Let’s find out what they’ve been doing!
Well, right now Congress is on recess which they would want us to remind you, does not mean they are on vacation. Your kids’ schools have stripped them of recess so that they can start getting serious about their educations and have given all their recesses to Congress so they can go back to their home districts and really get down to work. Hahahha! We’re totally kidding! Most of them will be spending time trying to get you to give them money for their next campaign or convince you that their opponents and/or the President and/or the Republican majorities are the devil. Plus, they go to town halls and get yelled at and ignore the wishes of their constituents in favor of the groups that spend the most money and shout the loudest. Democracy – HUZZAH!
While they’re off recessing, it’s time to buckle in and test your Congressional knowledge.
A. 365 days
B. 260 days
C. 110 days
2. How many times has Congress refused to consider a Supreme Court nomination because it came the same year as a Presidential election year?
C. Once – right now
3. So far in 2016, on which topic does Congress actually seem close to passing an actual resolution?
B. Social Security
4. True or False: With people literally dying and the futures of untold numbers of children compromised due to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the U.S. House Oversight Committee used its time to get to the bottom of the problem and come up with workable solutions that would improve the lives of the citizens of Flint.
5. Other than the current vacancy on the Supreme Court, how many judicial and diplomatic positions have been filled because of prompt Congressional consideration of Presidential nominees and how many have gone unfilled?
A. Zero are unfilled
C. Congress has been slower to give hearings to or confirm President Obama’s nominees than any other President ever in the history of time.
That’s about all the time we have for this session of “Hey, Remember Congress?”. Tweet us your answers and the winner will get to decide which beverages we’ll use as we rock back and forth in the fetal position pretending that we have an even semi-functional legislature.
P.S. For the next two weeks, your federal reps will be home in your very own State. Like what they’re doing? Don’t like it? Think things would be better if we replaced all of Congress with a confident dog? Let them know.