Congress Vacates Washington, Obama and Israel Prepare to Attack the Middle East
September 26, 2012
The entire Congress in Washington has left the Capitol and will be on hiatus until after the November election. This unprecedented move effectively shuts down the most important branch of our government in the weeks leading up to election season.
Although Congress has traditionally left Washington, DC to campaign for elections, this year marks the earliest departure in decades. GOP leaders left with unfinished business on their desks. And with recent changes in our nation’s climate (i.e. QE3 and the looming threat of war in the Middle East) Congress appears to be willing to take the verbal bashing by being called “lame-duck” rather than continue working on Capitol Hill.
There is no shortage of name calling in the mainstream media. The new federal budget was ushered to Obama before Congress vacated the Capitol. However, other issues like taxes, farm policy and legislation to “save the Postal Service from insolvency” were abandoned as if not important.
The Congress also made sure that a new $635 billion defense budget was passed in the House, while the Senate had yet to vote.
Leaving spending cuts to the tune of $109 in the defense and non-defense budget for established programs undecided simply allowed them to automatically take place at the inception of the New Year since alternatives were not met.
Why would our elected Congress leave Washington, DC so suddenly, with unfinished work as if abandoning their post?