Do we have a common cause?

Members of both parties should work to fix Washington. Can't we all pretty much agree that Congress is a broken institution, barely capable of functioning at all?  Don't a lot of lefties and liberals realize that this concentration of wealth and power in the Washington Beltway is unhealthy for democracy? Most Republican conservatives, and that's most Republicans, have some sympathy for Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the Republican leadership (including, especially, Rep. Steve Scalise, may the Lord help him).  But even if you like and respect them, they have an almost impossible job. The institutions they lead don't work, can't really work.  The system is broken and incapable of fixing itself.  Read Representative Ken Buck's Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think for the details.  What can be done? Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment through Article V, and see what happens....(Read Full Post)