Just the Senate …

House:
12 Jobs Bills
6 Domestic Energy Production Bills   
2011 Budget
Senate:
1 Jobs Bills
0 Domestic Energy Production Bills
NO Budget (in over 800 days)

References:  HRes 72, HR 872, HR 910, HJRes 37, HR 2018, HR 1315, HR 4, HR 1249, HR 1230, HR 1229, HR 1231, HR 2021, HR 1938, HConRes 34

 

 
It has been said that words are the mirror of the heart. The more a word is used by a speaker, the more central that word is to the speaker’s true message. For your consideration:
 

Paul Ryan at the Constitution Day Celebration - 9/15/11

 

The full text of this speech is available here: http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Paul-Ryan-Restoring-the-Rule-of-Law

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Acoording to the US Congressional Budget Office & US Bureau of Labor Statistics

$14,700,000,000,000.00  (US Debt  as of 2011)

$   1,300,000,000,000.00 (US Budget Deficit for 2011 *Estimated)

$      450,000,000,000.00 (American Jobs Act of 2011  *Not included above)

$                     44,410.00 (US Average Annual Income for 2010)
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I’ve got a hole in my pocket.

This is the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek.  This series of television shows, movies, comics, etc.  has always mixed science fiction with social commentary about race relations, gender roles, and politics.  It also forshadowed technology (and problems with technology) fairly well.  We don’t have warp drives or teleporters (yet), but we did end up with space shuttles, communicators (cell phones) and tricorders (iPads).

You can view full episodes here: http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-the-original-series and a nice slideshow of TOS creatures here: http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/multimedia/2007/11/gallery_star_trek_monsters

It has been said that words are the mirror of the heart.  The more a word is used by a speaker, the more central that word is to the speaker’s true message.  For your consideration:
 

Obama's Speech to Joint Session of Congress 9/8/11

 
 

The full text of this speech is available here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/09/08/text_of_obamas_speech_to_joint_session_of_congress_111269.html

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