Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Do-Nothing K-Street Congress

Republicans, with a majority in Congress, are blaming Democrats for Congress' inability to pass any significant legislation this year. They are calling their own rule a "Do-Nothing Congress".

Risky. The ice is thin over there.

A more likely cause for our "Do-Nothing" Republican Congress is the fact that paying money for favors has become a named institution, "K-Street". In Washington, K Street is lined with lobbyist's offices, and the lobbyists own Congress as much as anybody does.

This lets bought thought posture as idealogy and triumph over rational discussion. Not only does very little get done, but what does get done doesn't work, thanks to the flies in the honey.

The K-Street Congress. Term limits may be the only cure for this kind of corruption.


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