The ‘Most Productive Congress in Decades’?

A Washington Post article here parrots what I’ve read in other papers and seen trumpeted on most news channels for the past few days: The 111th Congress was the most productive in decades!

It’s the word “productive” that’s a joke. Big deal — termites once had a “productive” year on a house I used to live in. The mid 1970’s were “productive” for Ted Bundy.

The 111th Congress was so “productive” that voters couldn’t wait to flush a good part of it down the toilet. There’s got to be a word to describe the 111th Congress that’s more accurate than “productive” — “destructive” perhaps? “Irresponsible”? “Pitiful”? “Bankrupt”? “Corrupt”?

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