Bad and worse

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Pres­i­dent Bush on Oct. 30 crit­i­cized Congress for dawdling on the job and “wast­ing time” on non­stop in­ves­ti­ga­tions of his ad­min­is­tra­tion. How much time have they wasted? Read it and weep: Two decades.

“1987 was the last time Congress failed to send the pres­i­dent a sin­gle ap­pro­pri­a­tions bill this late in the year,” the Se­nate Repub­li­can Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­ter pointed out on Oct. 30.

The stop­gap mea­sure was passed by the House that year 207178; the Se­nate ap­proved it by voice vote and Pres­i­dent Rea­gan signed the bill late in the evening. To em­pha­size how long it’s been, the com­mit­tee also re­minds us what else was hap­pen­ing on the planet at the time. Michael Jack­son topped the pop mu­sic charts with “Bad.” The “The Cosby Show” was the top prime-time TV of­fer­ing. “Three Men and a Baby” was the No. 1 movie.

“Democrats’ his­toric mis­man­age­ment” is just an­other 1980s flash­back, the SRCC said.

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