Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Amen, Erza

From "Senate not the special snowflake it thinks it is"

When you talk about how the Senate rules are being misused, the quick rejoinder is often that the problem isn't the rules, but polarization and bad behavior and opportunistic leadership. We don't need to change the rules, some say, we need to change how they're used. Unfortunately, I've not yet heard of a proposal that would do this.

One of the problems that doesn't get addressed nearly enough, is that the American people themselves tend to talk out of both sides of their mouths. "Keep your Government hands off my Medicare!". "Let me go to Town Halls to advocate for the benefit of Health Insurance Companies."  "Unemployment Benefits are wasteful spending, but tax cuts for the rich are okay!"  "There oughta be a law..."