Al Fonzi’s letter (Aug. 3) blaming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s intransigence in bringing House bills up for a vote is clearly a one-sided view. He leaves out that House Speaker John Boehner’s record in bringing Senate bills to a vote is less than sparkling.
The “do-nothing” Congress that has passed the fewest bills in the history of the Republic is a composite of the record of both houses; better to lay the blame on extremists on both sides who are unwilling to compromise to get something done on the nation’s problems.
And they get elected because they come from gerrymandered districts that seem blind to electing candidates who understand that good governance comes less from ideology than the practicality of compromise.
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