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Multitasking Congress

Published: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Maybe the reason that Congress can’t get anything done is too much multitasking. Maybe their procedure is wrong.

The first thing they say that they should do is roll up their sleeves. No, they should leave their sleeves down. Second is to sit down. No, they should remove all the reclining, leather chairs and make them stay standing. Third, they want to put everything on the table. No, they should clear off the table, except for the single thing that they are trying to solve. There should be no drinks or snacks of any kind. No washroom breaks or leaving the room until the one problem is solved or agreed upon.

Then, one 10-minute break, and then one more problem put on the table. But only one. Then the whole procedure starts over again. Anyone who gets off the subject should be asked to leave the room, and be listed as absent, without pay for that session.

What we are hearing from the president and the speaker of the House is just the same thing over and over again, and everyone is tired of that, because it sounds like they are both saying the same things and no one is listening to the other.

They should lead, follow or get out of the way.

Fritz Von Bruenchenhein


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