It’s time to #DoYourJobGOP.
We are 135 days into the 113th Congress and House Republicans are utterly failing to do their job. Instead of doing the work the American people sent them to Washington to do, the GOP is wasting time and taxpayer dollars chasing scandals and voting on dead-end bills to nowhere.
Some conservatives eagerly applaud the partisan political games being played. Heritage Action even sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and House Republicans urging them to do even less legislative work for the American people:
…it would be imprudent to do anything that shifts the focus from the Obama administration to the ideological differences within the House Republican Conference.
To that end, we urge you to avoid bringing any legislation to the House Floor that could expose or highlight major schisms within the conference. [5/15]
But, as the conservative National Review says, “scandal is not an agenda.”
Yesterday, the House GOP voted for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act – a bill that has no chance of becoming law. They defended their (in)action by admitting it was pure political theater – saying the Republican freshman members had not had the chance to vote for it yet. From MSNBC:
“If you’re a freshman—the guys who’ve been up here the last year, we can go home and say listen, we voted 36 different times to repeal or replace Obamacare. Tell me what the new guys are supposed to say?” Congressman Mick Mulvaney asked late last month. “We haven’t had a repeal or replace vote this year.”
At $1.45 million per vote – House Republicans have wasted $53.8 million taxpayer dollars just so GOP members can say they did it.
The American people are tired of bitter partisanship. They want action on job creation and bills to strengthen our economy … now.