Frankly, the day of the filibuster should end. It’s time for a change in the Senate rules.
by Charlie Leck
I’m tired of sending people to Washington to do the people’s work and then sitting back to watch them make fools of themselves because of the archaic rules in the U.S. Senate. Here’s my analogy: It’s like watching Nero fiddle as Rome burns!
On Monday of this week, a bill was introduced in the Senate to reform America’s banking system and to put in effect stronger regulations over the industry. The people of the nation call it a reform of Wall Street by Main Street. I don’t know if it’s the best thing to do. I was anxious to hear the debate about the issue. The Republicans, using the threat of a filibuster, blocked that debate and didn’t let it happen.
I’m not talking about blocking a vote, now, please understand that. They are blocking a debate of the issues. Obstructionists! The country has gone mad. Stop already! Stop!
It takes 60 votes to end a filibuster and the Democrats don’t have that. In essence, Democracy is stalled and a majority is not a majority in the eyes of the U.S. Senate.
I hope the voting public holds the Republican Party accountable for the lack of production on the part of the current Congress. It’s the Grand Old Party that has blocked action and production in the years 2009 and 2010. The voters should not forget it.