In the last election 435 representatives and one-third of the senate were sent to Washington to produce legislation to solve the nation’s problems.
The legislative effort involves drafting proposed bills, holding hearings in committee to take expert testimony to refine the bills, debating the bills, and amending the bills as appropriate to achieve a consensus on what is best for the country.
The existing congress has abdicated that responsibility on what may be the most critical issue of the day, reducing the national debt. They have given their responsibility to a “super committee” of twelve members to make the decisions for them and to present something they will be unable to amend.
Are we well served by people who abdicate the job they were sent to perform?