Living On Borrowed Time
As of this week members of Congress are enjoying their five week August recess. I have to say in all honesty that I hope they aren’t enjoying it too much. By that I mean that I am hoping that while they are back in their home districts they will be bombarded by their constituents at every town hall meeting, every meet and greet, and all other public gatherings asking them the hard questions about why they can’t seem to get past all the political posturing, finger pointing, and flat out melodrama and get on with the job of passing a Farm Bill that eliminates outdated and unnecessary programs and services without the loss of much needed programs with proven track records. One of the hard questions that we as constituents should ask of ourselves is one often used by H.R. Departments in followup on potential employees. Would you rehire this person based on their work performance? If answered in all honesty and sincerity, things could turn out to be very interesting come election time in 2014. Perhaps many members of Congress might want to consider that they, like the current farm bill, are living on borrowed time.