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.