I learned a long time ago that ANY negotiation on a difficult issue must start with areas on which there is mutual agreement.
We may disagree on whether the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, or whether the admitted anti-trump feelings of some FBI officials have influenced federal investigations.
But I think that we can all agree that while congress is debating those issues, matters which are probably a whole lot more important to the average middle-American like me are largely being ignored by the men and women we pay very well to represent us on Capital Hill.
The prices we’re paying for things as important as health care and gasoline seem headed toward the stratosphere.
And we watch as our friends and neighbors die each week from diseases that go uncured.
All this while we continue to send billions of dollars to countries whose leaders hate us, and the drone of congressional debate rolls on.
I suspect if a dime were put in to the U.S. treasury for every word members of congress from one party say blasting the other, we could make a pretty big dent in the federal deficit in no time.
That’s the way I see it.