A different Congress. Yes, Obama was re-elected in 2012, but all 435 members of the House of Representatives were elected as well. The electorate voted for divided government, so conflict is to be expected.
I also like when people say "its the law of the land". Wrong! There are only current laws of the land. All laws can be repealed, modified, etc... Even the Constitution can be changed with the Amendment process. So NO law is permanent. Laws are only temporary based upon the consent of the governed through our Representative Republic.
p.s. The Constitution does not allow for the President to modify a law passed by Congress. He can sign it or veto it.
Really depends upon which dates he used for his calculation. Not the big of deal though. I would be a buyer especially if it drops back into the $25 range
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I agree. True Americans don't file for payments when they don't deserve them. (Except for members of the FSA. They always want free stuff)
They are obligated to represent their constituents. We are a representative Republic. Maybe they believe in funding only enumerated powers as granted by the US Constitution, leaving all other powers to the States. Just my perspective.
"Only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to multiple polls, a record low." I would need to see more data on how the question was worded. I am sure Democrats disapprove of Republicans because they see them as obstructionists. Republicans disapprove of the Democrats and their Big Government mantra. Independents disapprove of both parties because they don't like partisanship. In spite of this low approval, incumbents usually are re-elected by large margins. I believe there is a divide growing over the size and scope of the responsibilities of the Federal government. This is a debate that needs to occur.