Column: Congress long since past point of harmless inaction




The humorist said of Calvin Coolidge, “He didn’t do anything, but that is exactly what we wanted done.”

In 1948, Harry Truman won his own term in the White House by railing against the do-nothingness of the Congress controlled by the Republicans.

That easily could be repeated about both the current president and most of the Congresses in the 21st century with the exception of the adoption of a highly controversial health care reform, an act that passed on a one-party vote that cost the Democrats control of the House.

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