Legislative surreal-ities; what the GOP resists, persists

Compromise - it's the word that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) eschewed as a synonym for "sell out," when he spoke to CBS' Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes, one year ago, before he took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in January. It should come as no surprise, then, that the third most… Continue reading Legislative surreal-ities; what the GOP resists, persists

Commitment, Compromise, Consensus and Congress

The 2008 Commitment: Taxes will go up on those making over $250,000. The 2010 Compromise: Nobody's taxes will go up, and we'll throw in some more tax breaks that will add a couple of bucks to your paycheck. The Consensus? Um. No. A real consensus, achieved through civil dialogue, would have required agreement from Democrats… Continue reading Commitment, Compromise, Consensus and Congress