Regarding last week’s deal on the budget and the debt limit, two actions that are simple in concept but complicated due to politics are needed to put a stop to the dysfunction in Washington.
The first is to return to the concept of majority rule and allow the full House of Representatives to vote on bills. Voters in any district that chooses a member of the minority party to represent them are disenfranchised when that representative is not allowed a vote. The same violation exists in the Senate. A majority of 100 senators cannot pass a bill now. Sixty votes are required because of abuse of Senate rules. Which party is in the majority is irrelevant to the need to return to the concept of majority rule.
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