"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
- Edmund Burke
Good Day World!
I'm here today to say, it's wise to compromise.
I don't care what some Republicans say, it's the path to getting fair legislation passed for all Americans, rich and poor.
Because the Republicans dominate Congress and the White House, there's been no forum for compromise. They're changing the rules to suit their agenda. The nomination process has uncovered that fact.
Consider this recent poll taken by The Hill:
"In a survey we conducted, 69 percent of those who voted for Republicans for Congress admired “political leaders who stick to their positions” over those “who make compromises.” Just 31 percent preferred leaders willing to make compromises.
Voters who supported Democrats presented nearly a mirror image. Sixty-seven percent admired leaders who make compromises, while just 33 percent were inclined toward those who stick to their positions."
Republicans’ inability to work with Democrats, or even each other, to achieve the possible is evident across their flagging agenda.
Tax and budget bills that don’t yet exist are on life support because GOP lawmakers can’t agree with each other on the basics.
The difference between a totalitarian state and a democracy is compromise. For the good of the country, I hope Congress will get the message.
Time for me to walk on down the road...