Can Congress get out of the economy's way?
August 2nd, 2012
07:10 AM ET
11 years ago

Can Congress get out of the economy's way?

New York (CNNMoney) - The Federal Reserve has made clear it's standing down for now on more steps to aid the economy.

So the job is back to Congress.


Filed under: Congress • Economy
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Marty, FL

    Boehner's Congress would rather waste taxpayer time on political theater that has no chance of passing, rather than focus on real solutions. Shame.

    August 2, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  2. Matte

    People of America unit and call for John Boehner to resign. This country deserves better than this do nothing piece of garbage congressional leader. Since his elected position he has only one thing to claim, holding the economic recovery hostage. That statement from republican buisness owners who are now voting for Obama. Thanks you for your support.

    August 2, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. Wake up people

    They can, but the question should be, will they? Let's not forget, GOP's main goal is to make President Obama a one term POTUS, and they have done everything in their power to achieve that goal. Why should they start compromising now? Could it be they finally realized the citizens of this country are not idiots? That maybe their jobs could possibly be in jeopardy?Who knows? I say vote all rethugs/baggers out. They aren't working for the people, they are working against us. What happened to the jobs, jobs, jobs? All I ever hear from them is NO.

    OBAMA 2012!

    August 2, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Despite the predictions of inevitable doom, there is plenty of spending that can be cut from Defense. We spend some $800 billion per year, which leads the world. Number two is China, which only spends $70 billion. What on earth are we spending all of that money on? Iraq and Afghanistan cost a combined $150 billion per year. Where is the rest of it going? A huge chunk of it goes into the US acting as, or supplementing, the military of a other nations.

    August 2, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. ABCD

    The economy could be in a very good shape and flourishing by now if there were no exchange of hands in one Chamber (congress) in 2010. GOP lied to people and campaigned if they are elected they will create jobs. The biggest liar was Boehner. Without any shame he is still asking "where are the jobs Mr. President". Can he and his congress explain to people what they have been paid for since 2010?

    August 2, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  6. drake mallard

    GOP senators block top Obama jobs

    Most Americans believe that the GOP has obstructed the President for political gain.

    How come Politician complain about obama health care when taxpayers are paying for there family socialized medicine?

    August 2, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. Malory Archer

    Can congress get out of the economy's way?

    Sure it can – in November when the reichwing is shown the door!

    August 2, 2012 09:13 am at 9:13 am |