Think Congress doesn't get anything done? There's come imperical evidence to back that up.
The Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard takes note of a report from the Secretary of the Senate that says the 112th Senate was the least productive since 1992.
The report says the Senate was in session for 170 days and spent 6.5 hours on the floor during that time. Only 2008's session had a lower amount of floor time (5.4 hours/day) because three members were running for president.
On the passage of public laws, arguably its most important job, the Senate notched just 90, the second lowest in 20 years, and it passed a total of 402 measures, also the second lowest. And as the president has been complaining about, the chamber confirmed a 20-year low of 19,815 judicial and other nominations.
The Secretary of the Senate’s office didn’t comment on the statistics, but it did provide a comparison to action in 2009, the first term of the 111th Senate, when many of President Obama’s initiatives were considered by the Democratically-controlled House and Senate. By comparison the number of Senate bills offered last year was down 30 percent, the number of amendments offered sank 55 percent, and the number of roll call votes dropped 40 percent.