Extortion Tactics Have No Place in American Democracy — The Weekly Sift

Good article from the Weekly Sift discussing what is going on in our country right now due to the Republican Party:

“But something changed in American politics after the Gingrich Revolution of 1994, and it got worse after the Tea Party wave of 2010: Republicans began to adopt extortion tactics. Rather than offer quid pro quo deals to Democrats, they began packaging demands and threats: If you don’t give me what I want, I’ll do something that nobody wants. I’ll shut down the government, I’ll run us into the debt ceiling. I’ll sabotage the nation’s credit rating.”

 

From the beginning, the government of the United States has been founded on compromise. The Constitutional Convention created the House to give big states their due power and the Senate to protect the small states. Slave states wanted their representation in Congress to reflect their whole population, slave and free, while free states wanted representation […]

via Extortion Tactics Have No Place in American Democracy — The Weekly Sift

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L. D. Dewees

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