Running scared

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By Michael Scotto

Some in the G.O.P. are reportedly growing nervous over Governor Romney’s pick of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. They think it was a mistake that could cost some congressional members in vulnerable districts their jobs.

What’s interesting is that nearly every Republican member of the House voted for the Ryan Budget–the very one that includes those controversial cuts to Medicare.

What’s more, the House G.O.P has a record of not getting much done. According to USA Today, the 112th Congress is on track to becoming the least productive one since 1947. So far this year, only 61 of the 3,914 bills that have been introduced have become law. That’s less than two percent.

Many of the bills the House has passed are not only controversial, they haven’t even left the Capitol. The list includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; the “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act,” a bill that would force states that allow concealed weapons to recognize permits from other states; the “Protect Life Act;” and, of course, a bill that would block funding to NPR.

Maybe the Ryan Medicare plan isn’t their biggest worry.

 

 

 

Running scared

Updated