It’s no secret that the recovery in the American economy has been sluggish. There are many reasons for that, including economic weakness overseas.
But the silliness in Washington, which has the government lurching from crisis to crisis and fueling a sense of continued uncertainty, is simply bad for business. When companies aren’t sure what tax policies, health care rules and other government regulations they will encounter down the road, they are less likely to invest and pursue growth.
The two parties need to challenge each other; that’s a crucial part of the democratic process. And they need to debate issues and raise public awareness.
But the key to all of this is engagement. Rather than hammering out differences, the two parties continue to act as ships pointlessly passing in the night, and never reaching the shore.
— New Castle (Pa.) News
THE ISSUE Posturing in Washington THEIR VIEW Issues are being talked to death and nothing ever gets resolved.