As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.Yes, removing the ability of the people to determine who represents them, even for while, is a very likely way to improve the results. /sarc off...
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, N.C., according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things,” Perdue said.
Another thing you see in the Washington Post punditry these days so often is the accusation that the system doesn't work because the Republicans won't agree to whatever it is the democrats most desire right now. I think E.J Dionne has been replaced by a computer program that kicks out a very slightly refreshed version of this meme every week. It never occurs to him that we could get things moving along smartly if Democrats would merely agree to whatever Republicans want.