Nothing gets done anyway?
New study out that goes to prove how difficult it is to get the peoples business done in Washington DC.
I'd be first in line to challenge the competency of some (okay, many, if not most) in Congress, but what does a worldwide test with no methodology in the article have to do with anything?
My brother was furloughed as of yesterday. He works for the VA.
I am sorry to read this. As this goes on longer, there will be more people like you brother. Hopefully he will be able to go back to work soon.
Hopefully people will wake up and stop sending the same people back to D.C. year after year.
Our Union just cleaned the slate on our national executive board. It CAN be done, people. If you think incumbent politicians are hard to get rid of, try removing a Union officer. It almost takes an act of god.
Up until the last census, I was in a Congressional District that looked like a piece of spaghetti threading through upstate New York. When calling a Congressional office for assistance they had to check your address to see whether or not you were in their district, one side of the street was in the 21st, the other side was in the 22d.
Now it looks like it almost makes sense, but the borders were redrawn to favor the Republican incumbent when NY lost 2 districts.
My situation in Massachusetts was similar, just different names, with the districts redrawn to favor Democrats when the Republicans ceased to exist as a political entity in the State Legislature.
Regardless of Gerrymandering, however, da bums CAN be removed, it just takes an electorate who is paying attention in both the primaries and the general elections.
"things in Washington have to change"
You'd think someone with some (community) organizing experience may have the answer - as opposed to digging their heels in and making remarks about not negotiating?
A interesting observation about the shutdown. Just saying.:D
Purely one man's humble opinion. LOL :) Women are by nature, the calmer, more mature peacemakers of society. They are used to settling disputes weather
in a family setting or in congress. There are always exceptions to every rule, but they are just that, exceptions.
We have a record number of female Premiers in Canada.
A politician is a politician, as it turns out.