Saturday, January 14, 2012

If Congress Sits Together, Will They Work Together?

     No Labels, a nonprofit nonpartisan advocacy group feels they now have a new winning idea. They want Congress to sit together, with a member of the opposite party, they especially want them to do it during the State of the Union Address. This gesture, even if every member of the House and the Senate do it, is trivial and ceremonial. I don’t mean to be mean or rude to the organization of No Labels, but getting people to sit together won’t get them to work together, necessarily. Go back to high school and you will realize just how stubborn people can be. I wish that the people in Congress would work together, but I also realize that they won’t. The system they are working in is set up for compromise, but not cooperation. It’s interesting to see how these two parties, both bought by Big Banks and Big Business, trick us into thinking they stand, fight for and pass two different things. At the end of the day they still raise our debt ceiling, still give tax loopholes to GE and Wal-Mart and still raise our taxes.
     I appreciate the fundamental message of No Labels, but I don’t think that this current effort is going to prove very effective, and I hope that soon they will redirect their followers to doing something more productive then encouraging their representatives to sit with someone of the opposite party.

- Joshua Fisher

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."

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