The following is an editorial.
Congratulations on beginning the 112th session of that august body of American politics.
However, I must wonder where is that spirit of bi-partisanship that is supposed to be practiced.
Sure, everything was nice and friendly within the opening ceremonies yesterday, but since then...?
Your new Republican Speaker of the House (of Representatives) swears that his party will repeal the Health Care Reform Act, although with a Democratic Senate and White House, provided that measure does past the House, nothing else can be done on that agenda, even if you do have a valid argument (which I personally have yet to hear) for doing so.
So in other words: QUIT WASTING VALUABLE TIME AND TRY TO DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE WITH YOUR TERM IN OFFICE!
Tackle the economy, the ecology, world peace, whatever...
BUT JUST DO SOMETHING!
Just remember: the folks that elected everyone in to Congress during the last election are the same voters than can oust you come 2012; and we ARE weary of all the bickering, grandstanding, party politics, and lack of progress on worthwhile achievements.
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief of The Free Choice E-zine