It was disgusting to watch a television news broadcast on Wednesday evening of members of Congress fleeing the U.S. Capitol Building for several days of recess or vacation. Apparently, most of them were Republican House members. Were they told to escape or avoid the debates on the “fiscal cliff” issue? It seems to be a strategy employed by Rep. Eric Cantor and Republican leaders. So, these members of Congress were fleeing their responsibilities.
According to the news anchor, they have only three actual days remaining in December to conduct legislative business. I checked the Congressional calendar and this looks to be accurate. According to a reliable website on our national government, it costs taxpayers $30 million dollars per day to have Congress in session. So, we have a part-time Congress shirking their responsibilities and costing taxpayers tons of money each day. It is almost cowardly that these elected representatives cannot face up to their responsibilities and do their jobs.
Be they Democrats or Republicans, they choose to work for their political parties and not for their constituents and go home for a vacation. When Congress is in session, they are scheduled to do very few days of actual legislative business. The rest of the days are wasted non-essential, non-working days for them. They all should just stay home and save us millions of dollars.
It is obvious that many of these members of Congress do not care about the 98 percent of the Americans that pay most of the taxes in this country. We need continue the tax cuts for middle- and low-income Americans. Aren’t you tired of supporting the wealthy 2 percent and corporate America?