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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Do-Nothing Congress?


The 112th Congress is being judged as do-nothing because it passed only 80 bills in 2011, the smallest number since 1947. It shouldn’t be judged by how many bills it passed, but by how many laws it repealed.


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.