Conservative Group lays blame on GOP failure to achieve anything on Lazy Senate.
In an opinion article by Rachel Bovard (she works for the Jim DeMint Non Profit named "The Conservative Partnership") the blame for the unproductive GOP 2016-17 congress lays at the feet of a Senate that never works.
So, what’s the deal? Democratic obstruction? The 60-vote rule?
None of the above.
The real reason that Congress can’t get anything done is because the McConnell Senate only works 2.5 days per week.
Consider the Senate’s workweek. On most Mondays, members fly in from their home states. They have to return to Washington D.C. by 5:30 p.m., in time to do some hard work: Casting one or two votes on noncontroversial matters, each lasting 15 minutes. Then they’re done for the day.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Senate joins the rest of America and shows up for a full workday. But then? It’s TGI…Thursday. Between March and October, the Senate finished work for the week each Thursday by 2:30 p.m., on average, but sometimes as early as 12 p.m.
She then goes on to compare that to the GOP in the Bush era and the last Dem Senate.
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”
― Lewis Carroll