You may have heard the argument before - if "pro" means "for" and "con" means "against" is Congress against progress? I think it is.
Last week President Bush blasted congress, telling them not to go on vacation until they acted on a critical defense spending bill. President Bush stated, "I ask Congress to provide this essential funding to our troops before members leave on their Christmas vacation." Without this bill, civilian employees will be laid off and military bases will have to scale back their operations.
A good article that shows more of Congress' foot-dragging and inaction can be found here.
Congress is playing partisan politics when they should be doing their job. It's no wonder their approval rating is so dismal.