A year after the Newtown massacre, Congress still hasn't passed sensible gun laws.
A year after the GOP announced a change of heart, Congress has done nothing on immigration reform.
A year after Hurricane Sandy's devastation Congress has avoided any climate change debate.
Every day brings new NSA revelations, but Congress grumbles and lets the spying continue. The stagnant economy stresses American families but Congress never considers the American Jobs Act.
Yet Congress is now proudly patting itself on the back for an unimpressive budget deal that is only noteworthy because it doesn't push us into a manufactured crisis and gets our representatives home for their vacation,.
When Congress's marker of success is measured by not causing a government shut-down and getting to enjoy their winter break, it's time to reconsider our expectations.
After a year of putting the brakes on progress, these folks are looking forward to winter break -- sadly, this Congress is already broken.
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