Friday, October 23, 2009

An Open Letter to the Congress

Dear Politicians,

When I get money out of an ATM, I don't care what the serial numbers are on the twenties. It's completely irrelevant. All I care about is whether I get my cash. "Bipartisanship" as a goal is serial numbers.

We don't care whether a health care bill passes because Republicans vote for it, or because Blue Dog Democrats vote for it, or because a coalition of senior Congresspeople votes for it. We care that the bill fixes our health case system.

Please, I don't want to hear any more about bipartisanship being a goal. It isn't that we want you to become bipartisan intentionally. We want things to become bipartisan in that we want you to stop focusing so much on party. When you focus on bipartisanship, you continue to focus on party. Stop it.

Thank you,