The President and Congress Should Vacation Until the Election
by James Glaser
February 17, 2012
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Let's face it. Our politicians in Washington are not going to get much done this year anyway. The President, all of the House, and a third of the Senate will be campaigning the rest of the year either at home or with sound bites from Washington even if they don't officially have the time off.

Even if two of our elected politicians agreed on an issue, we would never know it during an election year. Everything until the election is an us versus them proposition.

Really, unless somebody actually attacks us, we don't need any of those people demagoguing the airwaves. We've had enough of that to last us for a while.

We now have tens of thousands of laws on the books, so it will not hurt us a bit if we stop making new ones for a while. In fact, it might be nice if we just stop making any new laws for a long time.

Maybe we could work on repealing laws for a few years. Hey, there's a thought. Let's have a session of congress, oh, I don't know, maybe once every two or four years where they have to repeal a certain number of laws. Just the thoughts of that sounds interesting and scary at the same time. But I digress.

So, I say we should give our politicians a vacation and be done with it, because you and I both know they will take one even if we don't give them one.

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