Monday, June 7, 2010


One news bit has caught my attention today, headlined Lack of quorum delays canvassing for president, VP.

Just a few days ago, the lower house was in the news because they failed to reach a quorum upon the reading of the Freedom of Information Bill.

It's just funny that our congressmen do not bother to attend congressional sessions. Attending these sessions are the most important of their job; if they do not attend these sessions, how in the world will they know about the bills that are being passed? In fact, how will they pass a bill when the required minimum number of congressmen are not present?

It is normal practice to cajole (bribe?) our solons in order to pass important bills. Which means that our congressmen are like 5-year-old kids - they need to have an incentive in order to do something they are supposed to do in the first place.

However, I'm doing a great disservice to the 5-year-olds. They need less coaxing, if at all.

If these congressmen were working in normal jobs, they would have received a major tongue-lashing from their boss. Or worse, they wouldn't have received their pay. Or worst, they would have been fired long ago for not doing their jobs.

But no, these congressmen are special. And we're stuck with them.

Photo: Robert S. Donovan, Flickr, Creative Commons

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