REPORT: Obama Scores Worst Legislative Record In History
Worst Legislative Record In History
A new report released by the Washington Times suggests that President Barack Obama has the worst legislative record in history.
The report finds that he signed fewer bills into law than even one term President’s Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.
This certainly doesn’t come as a surprise as a recent poll from Gallup shows that American’s believe the country is in worse shape now than when Obama began his Presidency.
The Democrats also suffered catastrophic losses around the country, losing 1,042 seats to the Republicans
From The Washington Times:
President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him.
Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index.
…White House press secretary Josh Earnest, in his final daily briefing, blamed Republicans for forcing Mr. Obama to act unilaterally.
“We ran into a brick wall of opposition when it comes to Republicans when they took power in 2011,” he said. “And so we didn’t pass as much legislatively as we would have liked to have done, but the president did use his executive authority to advance our country’s interests and to advance the agenda that he was seeking to implement.”