I don’t know if it is just kids but I think it is also most adults that have no clue what a Lame Duck Congress is. When I first heard the term all I could think of was a duck walking on a crutch. Will a lame duck is not quite that but it might as well be.
As you know we just went through an election. In even numbered years following the election Congress goes back in session and they are suppose to take care of unfinished business. If they do or don’t that is another matter. Anyway some representatives lost their job in the election and won’t be in congress the next year so they are called lame ducks and the congress is called a lame duck congress.
Some people say that lame duck sessions are bad because the people that got fired by the voters will just go through the motions or just get in the way and it might be hard to pass things that the majority want. As far as I am concerned that can be a good thing since the congress that is now lame has been lame in the head for a long time anyway. Maybe that explains why they have so many sessions late at night or on weekends because these lame headed people cant seem to get it right. Okay, I am getting off the subject but that is my opinion.
In lots of years Congress fails to complete its work on spending. Yeah, this Congress has been real good at spending but these lamo’s are also suppose to pass an appropriations bill to keep the government running. This year like sometimes in the past they will pass a continuing resolution so the government can keep on running. In this type of bill they will fund the government to operate temporarily at the previous year’s level until the federal budget process is completed and that is far too much money already. Even so a continuing resolution might be better than what they could do if they weren’t so lame.
Now kids you probably have some idea what a lame duck congress is and if you don’t start paying attention to the conservative news and less time to cartoons and the network news (the same thing) you will be lame too. Now it is up to the voters how lame our representatives are even in even numbered years. Remember lamo’s that got reelected or just got elected – if you don’t listen to us kids we will be old enough to vote sooner than you think!!!!