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Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, News Releases, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




It’s time for a do-nothing Congress to do something

By Gene Hall

The 113th Congress hasn't done much. In fact, the least since modern recordkeeping began.

One notable exception to this inactivity was the 2014 Farm Bill. After years of debate and delays, Congress finally acted. Otherwise, the political parties are entrenched at the extremes on both ends.

It’s not that we need a wad of new laws. But we do have real problems in this country. While Congress is fiddling with noncontroversial items like renaming post offices, meaningful issues like immigration reform, long-term fiscal policy and tax reform are left burning.

We’re tired of this Burger King Congress. Both sides can’t have it their way because nothing gets done.

Reason and compromise are not bad words. A little give and take and some real leadership from both parties will get this legislative system humming and the country working again.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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