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As our nation promotes representative democracy around the world, it is time to finally bring it to those who don’t have it here in the United States — the citizens of Washington, D.C.
(For more on the fiscal cliff negotiations check out David’s discussion with Charlie Mitchell, #TAN Editor-in-Chief, in the first half hour of last week’s radio show here or continue on.)
Listen closely and you can hear the sounds of a “fiscal cliff” deal NOT coming together. The first week of the lame-duck Congress brought multiple pledges of bipartisan cooperation from President Obama and congressional Republican and Democratic leaders. But there has been very little – if any – movement in the two sides’ positions, which, in fact, may be hardening prior to the serious negotiating sessions expected to begin after Thanksgiving.
The latest polls heading into the weekend before Election Day suggest whoever is elected president will face the same dysfunctional Congress that President Obama has faced the last two years. That, in turn, increases the pressure on engaged citizens to push their representatives to take action in the areas most important to them.