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Camp Do-Nuttin’, Recess for Congress

Posted on Aug 7, 2014

By Mark Fiore

Mark Fiore's latest animation features a hilarious song about the 113th Congress, the most unpopular in American history. Watch as a cigar-smoking politician rattles off a list of all the important things that the members of Congress just didn't get to before their summer vacation as they take a break to continue to "do nuttin.' " And don't forget to read about Fiore's inspiration in the introduction below.

Now that members of Congress are taking their summer recess, no meaningful legislation will get passed. In other words, nothing has changed. This Congress, particularly in the House, looks at legislating as something to be done after campaigning, after appearing on cable news shows, after fundraising, after washing the car, after cleaning out the rain gutters and whatever else may need to be done on a lazy summer day.

House Republicans seem to have created an activist PR agency rather than a functioning legislative body.Why worry about funding the government past September 30th when you can sue the president? Border crisis involving children, drugs and guns? Forget comprehensive immigration reform, send more money to the Israeli army instead!

So, besides not really doing much of substance when they're supposed to be running the, um, country, now Congress gets to have a five week vacation, on top of their other vacations and breaks. Nice gig! (Be sure to check out more news behind the cartoon here.)

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