United States

Dec 17, 2013

Think our Parliament is bad? The extreme dysfunction of US Congress

The current United States Congress has passed the fewest laws of any Congress in history. US-based freelance writer Andrew Murfett looks at where it all went wrong.

US Congress

It is a bastion of pettiness and inefficiency, an institution as unpopular as almost any other in the United States — it has certainly been some year for Congress.

There’s the partisan gridlock, the trifling disputes among members, the sluggish pace of approving political appointments and the old-fashioned but ultimately meaningless traditions. Even the most ardent defenders of Congress — which encompasses the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House — are mostly aghast.

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3 thoughts on “Think our Parliament is bad? The extreme dysfunction of US Congress

  1. Andybob

    I don’t like what I’ve heard of the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact either. Eucalyptus tea anyone ?

  2. klewso

    This one hasn’t warmed up yet?

  3. AR

    If the Teabaggers oppose the TPP I am worried that it might be OK. Nah, not really, look how wrong Perot was about the FTA with Canada & Mexico…oh.

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