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Note: The Republican Party did all it could to wreck the economy from 2010-2012 in a failed attempt to regain the White House. As a result, they have completely abandoned any appearance of being job creators and have returned to garnering the support of morons by pushing emotional buttons on issues such as abortion, gays, and guns. Therefore, I will no longer be updating this site but it will yet remain in all its snarky, pristine glory as a monument to the most useless, hypocritical, and unAmerican Congress this country has ever had to endure.

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During the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned fiercely on the platform of job creation and, as a result of such promises, the GOP gained the majority in the House of Representatives. As new Speaker of the House, John Boehner made the welcome claim that the primary goal of the Republican Party was to increase employment in the U.S.

His exact words were: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs."

Those were welcome words, except that a week before the 2010 elections Republican Senator Mitch McConnell revealed the GOP's true intent: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

What you'll find on this site is primarily a list of legislation by the GOP-led House of Representatives beginning 2-10-2011, a list which I began purely for my own amusement. The list will soon begin its third year without one anecdotal citation of new employment as a result of Republican legislation. That it has reached its current imposing length is simply shocking. Shame on these useless hypocrites.

There are those who choose to place the blame for the relatively high rate of unemployment on Mr. Obama's shoulders, but keep in mind that it is the House which both enacts legislation and controls the governmental purse-strings, not the President. The American Recovery and Investment Act passed by the Democrats in 2009 no doubt aided the economy but it would have been more effective if the GOP hadn't limited much of it to little more than tax breaks for the rich.

Update 11-7-2012: Although the GOP kept unemployment high enough to ensure that the president would, under normal circumstances, lose his reelection bid enough progressive voters saw through the Republican Party's dismal scheme and gave Mr. Obama a second term. Unfortunately, as a result of rampant gerymandering in conservative-led states, the GOP still retains control of the House. Will they choose country over party this session? Time will tell (but I have a feeling time won't be happy.)

Summary: So how "Do-nothing" was the 2011-12 Congress? Record-breaking bad:

the do-nothing congress chart

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