Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Executive Branch Sets an Example for the Legislative

According to a report that appeared on the BBC News Web site less than half an hour ago, Vice President Joe Biden has announced that his task force on gun control will be ready to make its recommendations to President Barack Obama this coming Tuesday. Today is the second day of that task force's activities, during which Biden will be meeting with members of the National Rifle Association. That means that the task force will be delivering results to the President after less than a week of activity. Has our Congress ever manage to achieve anything with less than a week of effort? While I anticipate that any recommendations that Biden brings to Obama will then initiate further deliberation, there is still a lesson here for our Legislative Branch. Biden got his ball rolling in less time than it takes our Congress to agree on the direction in which they want it to roll!

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