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How congress works?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by PhulesAu, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. PhulesAu

    PhulesAu Well-Known

    Jul 26, 2013
    Texas, Mostly
  2. no2gates

    no2gates Well-Known

    Aug 31, 2013
    Grand Prairie, TX
    "Congress works" isn't that an oxymoron?
  3. hellishhorses

    hellishhorses Well-Known

    Oct 15, 2013
  4. PhulesAu

    PhulesAu Well-Known

    Jul 26, 2013
    Texas, Mostly
    Yeah, but I couldn't think of anything "cute" to call it. That is that would fit in the little box.
  5. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon TGT Addict

    How Congress works? Think of a bonus program......

    We bend over
    and they bone us.
  6. Imran520

    Imran520 New Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    Congress works on the good way. So, That is very progressive from an-others.
  7. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

    Jul 11, 2009
    East Houston
    Amen to the last sentence!

    How does Congress work?
    Not much and not very well.

  8. CitizenSeven

    CitizenSeven Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    I disagree with the notion that congress isn't working well. First and foremost, one must define the job of congress. If only to pass laws, then no, they aren't working very well. If, however, one takes a broader perspective and realize that part of their job is to not pass or support bad laws, in other words not misuse the power they have, then they are doing a much better job these last few years than previously. Certainly, they could do better, but compared to other USFG endeavors (border security, the ACA website and implementation, administration of the NFA, etc), they are doing a splendid job. After all, the government that governs least governs best.

    I generally divide job performance into three categories: competent, useless, and worse than useless. In my estimation, congress is in the useless category, which puts them above almost every other USFG endeavor.
  9. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Active Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Longview, Tx
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

    As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

    After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

    Now, put the cold water away.

    Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.

    The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

    Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

    The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the "team".

    Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

    Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

    Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

    Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been!

    This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why, from time to time:

    ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.
  10. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

    Jul 31, 2011
    hill co.
    Yet Ted Cruz keeps on climbing.

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