Congressional Women’s Act 1: How Dysfunctional Can It Get?

Although there were influencers in the 2018 election cycle, as with all other elections, women voted a historic number of female candidates into the halls of Congress through a passionate, emotional belief that these women decision-makers could create a difference in their lives.

What has resulted from more women holding seats in Congress?

Act I

There are a lot of issues that Congressional members dabble in because they have no job description, and a process to review accountability can’t exist because there are so many outside influencers. Therefore, Congressional members do as they please on a daily basis, making it difficult for women voters to determine if any of them have created results. However, there are fundamental national issues for Americans that Congressional women should be dabbling in and held accountable to ensure that all Americans can sleep peacefully and live safely. These underlying issues include a strong economy, educational stability, affordable healthcare, and national security.

Let’s review some of the data of the fundamental issues facing politicians and Americans.

Economy – President Trump: supporter or not, he has set records that haven’t been realized for generations. Very few Congressional women played a part in creating the results.

Education – It’s a national disgrace that politicians have allowed the K-12 and higher education systems to fail. The women in Congress have made no progress on any educational issues, including the trillions in debt held by college students (both Millennial’s and the baby boomer generations) and the fact that American children are graduating high school with the reading ability of 5th– 7th (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6174) graders and the writing ability of 8th graders (https://writeshop.com/students-unprepared-college-writing/)

Healthcare – A healthcare crisis is about to occur in American society that could potentially cripple the nation’s economic growth and ration healthcare for baby boomers (https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2018.pdf) Of course, Congressional women will never speak on the topic or try to create solutions. Their careers are worth more than your well-being.

National Security – Americans will spend millions so far in 2019 and have spent trillions over the last decades (https://www.gao.gov/products/HEHS-95-133) on illegal immigration issues and weak border (by air, sea and land) controls (https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/693162.pdf). Americans have also for generations; taxpayers have also spent trillions to support the development and growth of other nations in an attempt to stabilize foreign countries and reduce illegal immigration globally and in America (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/us-has-spent-5point9-trillion-on-middle-east-asia-wars-since-2001-study.html).  The entire global experiment has failed.

The monetary issues are extremely concerning but the unknown issues surrounding terrorism (https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/former-police-chief-recalls-foiling-border-terror-case), drugs (https://drugabuse.com/featured/drug-trafficking-across-borders/), health concerns and human trafficking (https://news4sanantonio.com/news/trouble-shooters/border-patrol-drug-trafficking-and-human-smuggling-intertwined-in-rio-grande-valley) should be enough to keep every American awake at night. It’s funny to research and listen to all the political and financial experts (mostly men) fight about a trillion dollars here and a trillion dollars there spent wastefully over time (https://www.factcheck.org/2013/06/the-immigration-bills-6-3-trillion-price-tag-2/).

Many female politicians continue to think that there is no need to update illegal immigration policies, and they refuse to secure America’s borders. Their comments indicate that the safety of Americans is not worth the cost. When did spending Americans safety and money become so irrelevant?

In reviewing the first five months of conversations, work activities and accomplishments, it’s clear that Congressional women have not created awareness or solutions on the fundamental issues. However, there have been 17 bills passed into law; there are 4,798 bills and resolutions currently in Congress and 4,467 bills and resolutions that have been introduced or reported by committees (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/#bystatus). The creation of bills and resolutions in the 1000’s that don’t address the ‘root causes’ of the nation’s current and future economic, educational, healthcare and national security concerns have created another cycle of ‘The ‘do nothing’ Congressional Women.’

Congressional Women Act II

The summer is about to begin, and American families will be in the traditional vacation mode. Therefore, Congressional women will have a small audience to pander to, which I suspect will increase the ‘drama queen cycle’ and continue the distractions to cover up their lack of accomplishments.

What can we expect next?

Female Congressional women will continue to be tweeting about President Trump’s tax returns which are 100% irrelevant, but the tweets will distract female voters from holding them accountable for the national debt that is approaching $23 trillion and an unfunded liability debt estimated by some experts to be reaching $127 trillion or more. It is an obligation that if not dealt with will place most female Baby Boomers in poverty during retirement and place their Millennial daughters in a financial mess.

Let’s not forget the biggest ‘drama queen cycle’ for the next year and a half. American women dream of having a female president.

Presidential women candidates, six so far, continue to sound like a broken record with no ‘real world’ solutions. They are whining about the past, complaining about men, catfighting, and are taking the drama queen cycle to a new level. Their tweets of nonsense will soon make all female candidates irrelevant, giving Uncle Joe (aka former Vice President Biden) a definite advantage in the Democratic nomination.

Lastly, stay tuned to their Twitter accounts for news about their efforts to solve the nation’s top security threat — the cybersecurity issues.

OK, it’s more likely that the world will be updated on Rep. Omar’s feelings, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s furniture building issues, catfights between Rep. Pelosi and other Democratic women. Take note of the silence from Republican Congressional women who are not standing up for anything.

Dr. Jacqueline B. Lang
Dr. Jacqueline B. Langhttps://www.drjacquelinelang.com/
Dr. Jacqueline Lang, MBA, MPA, MSED has 20+ years of leadership experience in a variety of industries (manufacturing, services, politics, and education). Her career has been within Fortune 50, 500, 1000 and private organizations across the U.S. and in higher education. As well as a U.S. Congressional Campaign Manager. Along with serving in the United States Army Reserves. She currently divides her time as a Business Professor & Small Business Owner in the Cannabis Industry. #Entrepreneurship - #e-commerce - #educator - #BoardMember.
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Len Bernat

Dr. Lang – You keep posting insightful articles like this, you will be the next person investigated by Congress. Got your back – keep it up.👍

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