Could the simple art of negotiation fix the Washington mess?
"Will the US Senate fix the Washington mess?" is the title of a recent post I did in my Nasty Jack Blog. I did an earlier post, "How to fix a broken U.S. Government,” which emphasizes the need to return to the days of Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn when negotiating was not only an art, but the primary means to keep our government running smoothly. I don't want to overemphasize this political strategy, but there isn't a trace of arbitration in Washington recently, and maybe it is time to somehow force Congress to the table in issues like "Sequestration," keeping them there until they reach a decision. Attorneys do that in litigation; why not in a dysfunctional government such as we have now.