The Obstruction Torch Has Been Passed

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With the new year, Americans are blessed with a new class of legislators in Washington.  Given the new Republican majority in the Senate, and an increased majority in the House of Representatives, I think it's safe to assume that all claims of obstructing congressional progress will be leveled at the oval office.  President Obama will no longer be able to criticize Congress for not passing bills.  Instead, he will be the obstructor with his veto power.

This is not meant to necessarily criticize either party, nor to praise one.  We have embarked on another year of no net Congressional production.  Most of us will be outspoken in our displeasure with another do-nothing session, same product with a few different names.  But, there is some benefit in the perennial legislative logjam.

Do you like the mortgage interest deduction?  I personally don't, but it's here for at least another year.  Would you like to see bank assets freed up a bit so they can lend mortgage money profitably?  I would, but it's not going to happen this year.  Do you like Obamacare?  I think it should be changed or more, but it's not going anywhere soon.  Do you want a tax increase?  I don't, but only Republicans can make that happen, and they probably won't. 

The wheels of government turn slowly if at all, and that's fine with me. 

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 Mike Carlier  Lakeville, MN

 

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I wish they would do their jobs and not point the blame finger but do something!

Jan 19, 2015 01:17 AM #1
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Mike Carlier
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Michael, are you sure you want that group to do something?  What are the odds that they would do something that we don't want/like/need?

Jan 19, 2015 01:58 AM #2
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Sadly you are tight on target with this blog.  I don't see much of a chnge for a while

Jan 19, 2015 08:11 AM #3
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Some would argue that government does best when it does the least.  The way I see it is that the Republicans would have their way if they could serve the military in its quest to be the cops of the world with no plan to pay for it, and the Democrats would have their way if taxes were raised for 49.9% of all voters.  Sometimes, lack of change is good.   

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