I was away on business last week so I apologize for the lack of posting to the Blog. Had a chance to see family while there which is always a blessing!
So congress wants to shorten their time in Washington DC and spend more time in their districts? Bravo is what I say. When congress people are in their districts they are hearing from the people. When congress is in DC, they are hearing from the lobbyists. When they are in DC they reach for our wallets. When they are in their districts our wallets are safe(r).
But what stands out to me in this article is the absolute lack of any ability for democrats and republicans to work together. The republicans heckle the dems for wanting shorter hours, and the dems say they had to work so hard because of the republican’s failures. They snip and snipe at each other over something that should be applauded by both sides. I want congress in session for very limited amounts of time, and in their districts for the rest of it. I want them holding meetings in their districts and hearing from the people. I don’t want them at political party functions; I want them at people functions.
I know it may be too much to ask but I will; can we at least agree that we can be confident that when congress is in their districts, the country is a safer place? I don’t know about you, but I think there is great advice in the proverb; keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer. Just a thought…