Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hard Problems Require Clever Solutions

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) pinpoints the problem.

Political anxiety in an election year is to blame for a lot of the bad bills Congress passes," said Representative Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, who on Monday called the rebate a "knee-jerk populist idea" that voters would see through.

I think I have a solution – no new legislation for six months prior to an election. Heck, given the growing length of the election cycle, it may be safer to make it a full year. Given congressmen’s penchant for getting something for nothing, I don’t even think it would be a hard sell.

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