The DC Examiner, on ‘productive Congresses,’ and why that phrase should make you shiver a little inside:
Our Founding Fathers were always wary of those who wanted government to do lots of big things. That’s why they created a system that separated powers among three more or less equal branches and provided each of them with powerful checks and balances. When professional politicians become frustrated with Congress, it is a sign that our system is working as intended.
Our system is not working as intended.