Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, No Labels Co-Founders John Avlon, Robert S. Kaplan and Lisa Borders along with President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas participate in a conversation with America.
How can you, the average voter, address this problem when a vote for either party is a vote for one of two sharply divided parties causing the problem? The answer may lie with a citizen movement started in December 2010, initially encompassing 1,000 people nationally, today numbering over 100,000 and headed to an expected million-plus members in 2012. I am referring to the No Labels Movement.
Burying your head in the sand. Ignoring the elephant in the room. Lying to the emperor about his lack of new clothes. Pick your metaphor, but there is one issue to which we as Americans must reconcile ourselves: Our country’s debt path threatens us with an economic crisis if we do not take action.
A Senate panel plans to review several options Wednesday that would revamp the rules and functions of the House and Senate (or — as we like to call them around here — the 2chambers). The hearing comes as Americans remain deeply pessimistic about Congress: One-third of voters approve of the way congressional Democrats are doing their jobs and just 23 percent rate the Republicans favorably, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday.
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