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InsiderOnline Blog: January 2013

Are You Feeling Undergoverned?

If so, you’re in luck for 2013, because there are now 40,000 new state laws on the books. [MSNBC, December 31, 2012]

Federal lawmakers, meanwhile, passed 219 bills over the past two years. That total, laments Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post, makes the 112th Congress the least productive ever: “The 112th Congress has done far less than the 80th Congress (1947-1948), which President Harry Truman infamously dubbed the ‘Do-Nothing Congress.’ Those lawmakers passed 906 bills that became law.” [Huffington Post, December 28, 2012]

Two-hundred and nineteen new laws aren’t enough, thinks the Huffington Post writer. She must have been reading really fast. The famous Iowahawk provides an alternate view: “[A] ‘do-nothing Congress’ is sort of like a ‘do-nothing arsonist.’”

Posted on 01/04/13 01:45 PM by Alex Adrianson

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