Monday, September 26, 2011
It's crazy when you look at it. The United States is supposed to be the country that everyone wants to live in. But how can this be when the lawmakers of this country that governs our policies can not figure out how to work together to get things done. This is nothing new unfortunately. The issues date all the way back to the 1950's. It is known that during this time, there were many crooks and many drunks in Congress. In the 1980's there were allot less of these types in Congress, but interestingly in the 1950's, the U.S. Congress managed to balance the budget, confirm presidential nominees in reasonable time and enact programs, like the one that created the interstate highway system. In the 1980's, Congress couldn't do any of those things, but during the Reagan era in 1981, the Reagan tax cut passed even when there was a Democratic House in 1981. The Democratic House was willing to work with the Republican President Reagan then, but today the Republican House refuses to work with a Democratic President. Presently, the U.S. Congress nearly pushed this country in an unnecessary default, and is just about to do it again if they can't agree on something.