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Tell Congress: "Thanks for doing less!"

Harry Truman's 1948 "do-nothing congress" passed more than seventeen times as many bills as the current legislature.

This year we've seen a lot of awful things happen at our nation’s capitol: Obamacare saved, the debt ceiling raised, and Harry Reid's nuclear attack on the filibuster just to name a few.  

But, despite these things, there is good news: overall, Congress is doing less! 

The fact is, the 113th Congress has passed a historically low number of bills. While a total of 9,425 pieces of legislation have been introduced in some form since January – bills, amendments to bills, resolutions, etc. – only fifty-two have become public law as of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Putting these numbers in perspective, Harry Truman's 1948 "do-nothing congress" passed more than seventeen times as many bills as the current legislature.

Many big government proponents bemoan this fact saying the U.S. legislature should "do more" – they also view “gridlock” as if it’s a curse. We disagree in both cases.

First, generally speaking, fewer federal laws mean less tyranny considering that ninety-percent of what government does today is unconstitutional. Second, congressional disagreement prevents bad laws from being passed in the name of “bipartisanship.”

Simply put, the fewer laws Obama signs the better!

Take action! Sign the petition and message your U.S. Representative and Senators telling them you’re grateful that Congress is passing fewer bills – only necessary and wise legislation ought to be made into law.

Public Comments
Dec 3rd, 2013
Gary F. from Covina, CA signed.
Dec 3rd, 2013
alice r. from Mililani, HI writes:
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We'd all be better off if Congress met every other year for 120 days-if they didn't finish their work, they would not be paid. All benefits taken away -it's supposed to be a voluntary job.
Dec 3rd, 2013
Walter T. from Sioux Falls, SD signed.
Dec 3rd, 2013
Angela M. from Glade Hill, VA signed.
Dec 3rd, 2013
thomas w. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Dec 3rd, 2013
Someone from Calabash, NC writes:
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Senator Reid you are being paid by the taxpayers of this great country. Start working for us instead of obama.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Bob M. from Tujunga, CA writes:
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Please allow the process of our system to enable us disenfranchised voters who may be at the leaders mercy who don't agree with us to at least have the representative voice if it put up for a vote ; it established statesmanship which is much more honorable than pride itself. Thank you in advance for listening and honoring such a simple request that touches future hopeful generations, mine in a positive way. Thank you!
Dec 2nd, 2013
carol T. from Denver, CO signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Someone from Kennesaw, GA writes:
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EITHER CONGRESS CHANGES OR WE WILL CHANGE CONGRESS. AMERICA VOTER.
Dec 2nd, 2013
robbie n. from Greenwood, MS writes:
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Sen. Reid, you have been a "joke" for Senate leadership. You might could possibly redeem yourself by putting H R.3350 (letting Americans keep the ins. they want) on the floor for a vote. Or are you scared it would pass?
Dec 2nd, 2013
adele n. from Buffalo, NY signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Ronald C. from Pensacola, FL signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Terry O. from Pacific Grove, CA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Someone from Pleasant Hill, MO signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Mike T. from Rio Vista, CA signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Barbara T. from Dothan, AL signed.
Dec 2nd, 2013
Todd S. from Sioux City, IA signed.
Nov 30th, 2013
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
Nov 30th, 2013
Laurie B. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
Nov 30th, 2013
W H. from Napa, CA writes:
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RESIGN!!! GIVE SOMEONE ELSE THE POWER !!!
Nov 30th, 2013
Lyle R. from Hugo, MN signed.
Nov 29th, 2013
EFRAIN S. from Denver, CO signed.
Nov 29th, 2013
Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
Nov 29th, 2013
Alison G. from Saint Louis, MO writes:
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Why is Obama purging top Military brass?
Nov 29th, 2013
Someone from Minneapolis, MN signed.
Nov 29th, 2013
Joseph M. from Oceanside, CA signed.
Nov 29th, 2013
Daniel S. from Lake Ariel, PA writes:
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Now why don't a lot of you quit government service, and get a job in private industry, or better yet, join the military.
Nov 29th, 2013
John S. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Someone from Rochester, NY writes:
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Absolutely , FEWER laws,fewer legislation WILL get us back on the road to recovery!!
Nov 28th, 2013
Craig H. from American Fork, UT signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Boyd P. from Leesburg, TX writes:
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No amnesty, period!!!!!!!
Nov 28th, 2013
Lawrence B. from Bettendorf, IA signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Jerry J. from Miami, FL signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Now repeal Obamacare (and how can Obama arbitrarily change the law without consent of Congress - oh that's right Obama declared you irrelevant and that is how you behave). Impeach the lawless Holder/you remember Fast and furious-AP phony warrants to go after Fox-Black Panthers voter intimidation; NSA - IRS which is still targeting Conservatives, Veterans, Christians, Tea Party, Constitutionalist. Obama used the slur word Tea bagger in reference to the Tea Party so not only do we have the LIAR IN CHIEF, BUT WORDS NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION SPEAKER. When does Congress honor the Constitution and your oath of office. In case you aren't aware of it, elections are not for DICTATOR and that is how this administration with the consent of Congress is behaving.
Nov 28th, 2013
Ed O. from Rome, NY writes:
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No to illegal immigrants...Illegal means illegal...This generation of hard working immigrants will become the next generation of welfare recipients and by definition, Democrats. Union filth.
Nov 28th, 2013
Lynn L. from Loudon, TN writes:
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As Twain said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while congress is in session." DC sucks!!!!
Nov 28th, 2013
Eric W. from Centerburg, OH signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Randall B. from Washburn, MO signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Veronica D. from Low Moor, IA signed.
Nov 28th, 2013
Cheryl M. from Westford, MA signed.