Earlier this week I read an article about the current VA bill written by congress to reform the VA. At a press conference Senator Bernie Sanders (a member of the independent political party from Vermont) made a statement that has truly resonated with me. "At the end of the day, whether you're a conservative Republican or a progressive, people understand that this issue should and must go beyond politics," --- Sanders
That link will take you to the story, which is a good one (the story is a good one well written and what not). Now the whole VA with the client base tripling in a short amount of time has been and still is a mess. This is inarguable. Veterans are dying of some ailments that they should not be. The problem is a big deal. Some would say it is because the problem is such a big deal that the congressmen were able to come to a deal to fix it, but see many other issues that the congress has not come to an agreement on are also big deals. Unarguably big deals, and there has been nothing but politics at play.
It is one thing to campaign and employ politics that is fine and well but when the congress sits down on Capitol Hill debate legislation and come out empty handed I can't help but think that politics stopped legislation and this is not good.
Shouldn't everything go beyond politics? I mean if a man fights for political ideology and only political ideology what does he win at the end of the day when he doesn't sway the other side for his constituents? No legislation and a situation in which his state cannot pay for the health insurance for men and women who are on welfare?
Or an energy plan that will double and triple the citizens electric rates?
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