Thursday, February 15, 2007
How It Works: Part Two
A handy example of our democratic process is at work this week in Washington. The demonstration of the process is so refreshing that it deserves a special mention. Congress, the House and Senate, is pushing the finishing touches on a bill that raises the minimum wage and gives small business a tax break. Both political parties gave a little and took a little and arrived at a reasonable compromise that serves the public well. We've gotten so used to negative strawmen being placed in the way of the artful process of debate and compromise that this result stands out. This is truly how it works.