Today’s AYFKM? Award: Insane Congressional Waste

Jun 18, 2009 by

Congress has got to GO!

The money that we make working our jobs is the equivalent of time away from family, friends, and leisurely pursuits.  It is a GIMME that we would like for our Congress to spend the money that is taken from us in taxes in more appropriate ways.

Today’s ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME? Award goes to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5], Rep. William Clay [D-MO1], and Rep. Samuel Graves [R-MO6] for putting forward a House Concurrent Resolution to “Support The Goals and Ideals Of A Complaint Free Wednesday”.  Yes Missouri residents, these are your non-representative clowns.  What are you going to do about it?

These ____________(insert your own word here) are spending our tax money to pass a formal statement of opinion.  That’s all; an opinion that is not law and does not require the President’s signature, but an opinion that is going to “encourage” you on how to think and act.  What the fr*kkin’ h*ll is next?

From Answers.com:

US Government Guide: concurrent resolution

A concurrent resolution is a formal statement passed by both houses of the Congress, stating the opinion of Congress or permitting some action that does not require the President’s approval. A concurrent resolution must pass both the House and Senate in the same language, but because it does not have the President’s signature, it does not have the force of law. Instead, Congress uses concurrent resolutions (designated as H. Con. Res. or S. Con. Res.) for such housekeeping functions as creating joint committees, authorizing the printing of congressional documents, and setting the date for Congress to adjourn. Concurrent resolutions also express the sense, or opinion, of Congress on many matters of foreign and domestic policy.

They are spending our tax dollars to do this?!  If these three a**hats need honest work, they can come to my house to clean the toilets, mow the lawn, and wash my car.  It would be more honorable than what follows.

From Govtrack:

HCON 155 IH

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 155

Supporting the goals and ideals of ‘Complaint Free Wednesday’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 17, 2009

Mr. CLEAVER (for himself, Mr. CLAY, and Mr. GRAVES) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of ‘Complaint Free Wednesday’.

Whereas the average person complains approximately 15 to 30 times per day, resulting in roughly 4,500,000,000 complaints spoken every day in the United States;

Whereas complaining keeps people focused on current problems stultifying their innate abilities to seek and create positive, harmonious solutions;

Whereas complaining has been shown by research psychologists to be detrimental to a person’s physical and emotional health, relationships, and to limit their career success;

Whereas the ‘A Complaint Free World’ organization is to be recognized for its efforts to encourage people to redirect their minds toward more positive, constructive, and rewarding lives and for its goal to positively inspire at least 1 percent of the global population (60 million people) to become complaint free;

Whereas thousands of people across the United States, including many students, have already adopted the complaint free attitude; and

Whereas ‘Complaint Free Wednesday’ will be observed on the day before Thanksgiving, providing each person in the United States a day free from complaining in order to prepare for a day of gratitude: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress–

(1) supports the goals and ideals of Complaint Free Wednesday;

(2) encourages each person in the United States to remember that having a positive life begins with having a positive attitude; and

(3) recognizes and reaffirms the meaning of Thanksgiving by asking each person in the United States to use ‘Complaint Free Wednesday’ to refrain from complaining and prepare for a day of gratitude.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME MISSOURI!

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!

13 Comments

  1. What is next? Perhaps they should resolve that “happy hour” now be happy happy hour and a half. WHEREAS if 300 million Americans spent an extra half hour per day being happy such would result in over 1 billion hours per week in cumulitive happiness accross the country. with all of that extra happy carma global warming just has to go away.

    Pass the SOMA

  2. ROFL! “Pass the SOMA”. Thanks for that Walt!

  3. dragonfly13

    If they would just stop giving us things to complain about! It sounds like they want to be able to do whatever and not have anyone complain about their wicked and deceitful ways!

  4. Kathy

    Congress just needs to get to work and do the People’s business instead of self-interest. If they just did what they were elected to do, abide by the Constitution they would not have to worry about complaints.

    Sometimes there are just no words to express just how stupid and insane they all are.

  5. I propose a resolution to support “Spend Nothing Tuesdays”, wherein Congress agrees not to spend a penny all day every Tuesday. And while we’re at it, how about “No Useless Resolutions Thursday” and “no Unconstitutional Laws Mondays”, “Do Something Useful for the People of America Fridays”? Let’s get really radical and institute “No Molestation of Congressional Pages Day” or “Listen to My Constituents Day”.

    You guys can come up with more…

  6. GG – I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING! These pearls of comedy just roll right off your tongue all day long, right?

    Keep it coming!

  7. Kathy

    GG, How about they all retire for ever day?

  8. no-nonsence-nancy

    How do they know wether we complain the day before Thanksgiving or not? Theyre assuming an awfull lot there. It makes me sick to see what my hard earned tax money is going for. If we were to spend time at our jobs thinking something like that up we would be fired. So lets fire the whole lot of them. Does the constitution say that we HAVE to wait for an election?

  9. Do you expect anything less when MCCaskill is in bed with ACORN as is the Mayor of St. Louis…http://msplaceddemocrat.com/http:/msplaceddemocrat.com/how-is-acorn-cashing-in-on-foreclosure-mitigation/

    The ignorance the misuse of our taxpayer dollars…it is way to sick!

    LM send this story to here:
    http://www.24thstate.com/

    They will love it. It is a blog about Missouri.

  10. HELP!!!!! My brains are drooling out my ears, and I’m hearing dueling banjos!!! These guys should be re-named the Three Stooges.They already have a “DO NOTHING ALL WEEK AND STILL GET PAID DAY”.

  11. Leaping Spark

    How about kiss our as# Friday dedicated to our corrupt and worthless House of Representatives, Senators, and the illegal alien we have parading around as President.

  12. Letty aka Granny Gripes

    MY DEAR: Senator corrupt, criminal, dishonest, deranged, demented Boxer,

    OR more accurately:

    Dear Senator, corrupt, criminal, dishonest Deranged, demented Et al____________ AND

    Dear Congressman, corrupt, dishonest, criminal, deranged, demented Et al______________!

    ALONG with that title goes “RESPONSIBILITY” and DUTY to the LEGAL citizens of the USA. WHICH MEANS TO YOU_
    represent the citizens, that list is so very long____.
    NO AMNESTY
    NO OBAMA SCARE
    NO CAP N TRADE
    NO MORE GOVERNMENT stupid regulations
    NOT ONE MORE DIME IN TAXES
    STOP THE WASTE< FRAUD< ABUSE
    ENFORCE all of the laws including against Tax Cheat Geinther, Chris DODD, Barney Frank, Charilie Rangel, etc.

    SO, go do your job that goes along with that GLORIOUS title and represent the LEGAL citizens of this counrty according to the CONSTITUTION and the OBLIGATIONS and LIMITED powers granted to you

    OR we will invite you to go not do your job somewhere else, thank you.

    I earned my title too: Responsible, Reliable, Honest, Hard working, Law abiding, Normal and Mentally stable, LEGAL CITIZEN of the USA, WHO was granted certain rights, freedoms, liberties and the right to self determination by the CONSTITUTION.

    SO NOW: in the future address me with the title I WORKED SO HARD TO EARN and remember than YOU WORK FOR ME!.

    IF you refuse to do the job you were priviledged to receive from the voters, we will find a way to revoke that “TITLE” and “POSITION’ and give it to someone willing to do the job that the title represents.

    This immature, incompetent, corrupt, criminal administration needs to be put out of its misery!

    SOOOOOOOOOO 912 project everyone

    July 4th be there
    End game: throw the rotten bums out 2010
    End game: throw this immature rotten corrupt criminal Administration OUT in 2012

    The obligation of WE THE CITIZENS is to be on the streets and in their faces every single day until we replace every single one of the rotten loser immature corrupt criminal bums.

    SURROUND THEM WITHOUT A SOUND

    PS:
    “MADAM” Senator Boxer, used to Call President BUSH, MR BUSH, and FIRST LADY LAURAL BUSH, MRS BUSH,
    just too funny.

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