Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Tax Cuts, S.T.A.R.T Treaty, Don’t ask Don’t Tell, and a Partridge and a Pear Tree..

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

It turns out that lame ducks can multi-task very well.

I’m of course talking about all of the high drama on Capitol Hill this week regarding Congres’s Lame Duck session, as House and Senate Democrats try to move their agenda along as quickly as possible and try to get as much done, before the new wave of Republicans take over next year.

It’s an impressive list, let’s see. They want to derail the Bush Tax Cuts against the President’s wishes, ratify an arms treaty, and debate “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” as well as a whole mess of things in addition, all before the session ends next week.

I can best compare Congress trying to accomplish all of this complicated legislation before Christmas, as the logistical equivalent of Santa Claus delivering a gift to every single child on Earth in one night.

These conflict of ideas are the same conflicts that have been clogging up progress in Washington for decades, except for these kind of sessions, the beverage of choice is egg nog, instead of scotch.

These are important issues regardless of what side your on, or even if your in the middle. They must be resolved, its just unfortunate that there is such partisan pushing and shoving, that there turning it into a holiday circus. I blame Senate Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who are just finding ways to race against the clock to ram/barricade important policy.

I don’t think Santa Claus would be cool with it, these are after all the holidays. Good will to all men and such. We’ll see what happens, but when the next Congress gets sworn in, next year let’s hope they find ways to sprint towards a strong finish at the end of a session, instead of hobbling and stumbling, like a clumsy 3-legged race.

The tax cuts will let Santa keep more elves on payroll for next year..

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