WOW- gridlock in Washington more than I have ever seen in my lifetime, at a time when we need the government to be as highly functional as they can be.
Congress is made up of 100 Senate seats and 435 House seats. These elected politicians are sent to Washington for the greater good of their constituents and greater good of the Country. They need to work together to solve problems of their time. They have and are failing us at this.
Why won’t you work together? Why won’t you compromise? Why won’t you deal in reality with solving issues daily, as opposed to letting them pile up over time? I hate to use the phrase of “kicking the can down the road” since it is tossed around as a buzz phrase to often as a sound bite- but why aren’t we confronting the issues and dealing with them in real time? Why aren’t the very people we send there doing what needs to be done?
Think of it this way- A General in the military is charged with taking a beachhead, mountain, front, or city. The General decides on the best strategy taking on every aspect into consideration. The strategy is not without sacrifice or cost. The strategy is decided upon because it is the single best course of action- at a time when action is called for, when the goal is more valuable than the sacrifices made in acquiring that goal. At no time does the General not decide, not act, and not make getting that goal happen if the future of our country were hinging it on it.
SO why is Congress any different?
These elected officials are sent to Washington to get things done for us. Some moments in time have less urgent issues, simpler decisions, and easier money due to economic timing and tax receipts. Sometimes not- and now is one of those times. Their only goal is to fix our nation and put us on a path to a better life. Period. They cannot be concerned with re-election- that is ignoring the scale of the moment. They cannot be concerned about media spin- this is cow-towing to the broader pressures of our culture. They cannot put things off to another day, another time- that is shirking the very responsibility they have been assigned to resolve.
Remember the premise- IF you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. In this case ask yourself, is Congress acting as part of the solution or part of the problem?