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111th Congress ‘Most Productive Ever’ — In a ‘Termites Devouring a House’ Kind of Way

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By Doug Powers  •  December 27, 2010 05:29 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In the past month, story after story after story has been published mentioning how the 111th Congress is the “most productive in decades.”

What a nice spin on an absolute disaster. These people would have reported the Titanic sinking as “Ocean-going public bathing more than ever.”

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition “productive” is:

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government has accumulated more new debt–$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.

Voters rewarded that kind of “productivity” with a drubbing last month. If anything about the last two years deserves to be referred to as “productive,” it was election day.

**Written by Doug Powers

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