Don’t just do something, stand there — congressional edition

The latest Bloomberg Businessweek laments one of the “least productive years” in congressional history. But for those who realize that much of what government does is ineffective, counterproductive, unintentionally harmful, or just plain bad, this graphic actually looks pretty good. (For those who don’t want to click the link to see the larger picture, green dots represent introduced bills that went nowhere. Pink dots represent bills that became laws.)

Here’s to a good case of gridlock.

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