Monday, January 30

Will the lazy lords and ladies of Capitol Hill adopt the Trump work ethic?

"U.S. President Donald Trump, joined by his senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner (R), speaks by phone with the Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst"
The nation is finally getting to see a government administered by a person who knows the meaning of work. President Trump gave his staff Sunday off, but not himself -- and not his family member Jared. He has set the pace for the rest of official Washington since he took office, but so far the rest have given every sign they want to continue their customary work habits. Already this has led to questions about the pace of legislative reform. Reuters reported on January 28:
When President Donald Trump was elected last November, Republican lawmakers enthusiastically joined his call to rewrite the tax code and dismantle Obamacare in the first 100 days of his presidency. But as congressional Republicans gathered for an annual policy retreat in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the 100-day goal morphed into 200 days.
As the week wore on, leaders were saying it could take until the end of 2017 -- or possibly longer -- for passage of final legislation.
Trump had a different idea when he spoke to lawmakers in Philadelphia, telling them: Enough talk. Time to deliver. ...
 The excuse from Republican lawmakers that details of changes to Obamacare, the new tax code, etc. are still sketchy rings hollow. They have had almost a month since the new Congress to hammer out details, and if they'd had their sleeves rolled up, since the elections in early November. 

All I can add to this is that midterm elections are on the way, and unless Trumpians see a real change on Capitol Hill by then I think they will vote out every lazy Member of Congress they can, whether Democrat or Republican.


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