The 109th Congress set a record for the fewest number of days worked – 218 between the House and Senate combined. As of last October, only 16 percent of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing. 85 percent of Americans wish Congress had accomplished more this year. And last week, lawmakers left town without passing “nine out of 11 appropriations bills needed to fully fund federal activity for the 2007 fiscal year.”
The reason? Conservatives are supposed to be lazy. At least that’s what Tom DeLay told The Hill in an interview yesterday:
Conservatives don’t go to pass laws. Only in this town do you count the number of bills you pass and are signed by the president as a success. I count the fewer bills the best and those bills ought to be repealed instead of passing.
By DeLay’s logic, the 109th must have been the most conservative Congress in history.