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Tid for Tat in Politics

The word compromise is somehow bad in Washington these days. Apparently, conservative Republicans have moralized things to the point where meeting someone in the middle is equivalent to a moral  failure. Consequently, it’s nearly impossible to get anything done in Congress because neither side is willing to compromise. Compromise isn’t a moral failure… it’s how you get things done in a multi-party government. Duh.

Slowly, so it appears, compromise is coming back into vogue. Here’s a compromise on the payroll tax cut extension that cracked me up. This extension, which is a big deal for every working American, passed because one side agreed to a couple of the other sides demands.

Here is my favorite:

Also, welfare beneficiaries will be banned from accessing public assistance funds at ATMs in strip clubs, liquor stores, and casinos.

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2 Responses to Tid for Tat in Politics

  1. Rachel Blom February 20, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    I have just one question: how on earth are they going to enforce that one? Patrol in said strip clubs, liquor stores, and casinos? 

    • Adam McLane February 20, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      People access their benefits via any ATM. So I think this would block ATMs at those places from dispensing money from benefit accounts. 

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