This is my only published work so far.
An article in the Washington Post entitled people want Congress to compromise, except that they really don’t suggests our desire to compromise goes out the window when something really matters to us. Detailing what compromise actually means can send many compromise seekers running from the table. Finally, compromise is not politically expedient and politicians know it.
Most Americans, especially those left of center, realize that this country was built on compromise. Compromise is what moves us forward. We know we are not going to get everything we want the first time around. The Affordable Health Care for America Act (ACA) is a good example. Most of us would have preferred single payer or the public option; instead we got the mandate and exchanges. It’s not perfect but now we have a blueprint, something we can build on and improve much as we have Social Security and Medicare.
What has happened in this country is that one party has totally refused any sort of compromise. They have decided that it is either their way or the highway and in so doing they have pulled the other party further to the right. When you are at the 5 yard line in negotiations and one of the parties comes onto the field and moves the goal posts so that you now have 50 yards to go it creates gridlock. There comes a time when someone has to draw that proverbial line in the sand and say, “No more. We’ve moved right as far as we’re going to.”
The only thing that I did agree with in this article is that compromise is not politically expedient and politicians know it. It shouldn’t be that way.
Congrats on being published. It is almost impossible for americans to really understand what the government is up to. Writers can help by creating the pieces to put together the puzzle.
Thank you guys. I have another one out to be published also. I don't know when they will get around to publishing it. It took two months for them to publish this one. It's about the American Health Care Act.
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