Democrats are notorious for buzzwords. The latest awareness of that fact is being bantered about with the ‘debt ceiling’ talks.
Two, in particular, are ‘comprehensive’ and ‘compromise ‘.
Comprehensive means they haven’t a clue how to address a problem or how to prioritize issues. It is also a way to put off any solution indefinitely because of the complexity involved in achieving comprehensiveness. It also provides a way to sneak in solutions to problems that don’t exist and tie in monetary values that will rely in higher taxes and bigger government. They want a comprehensive immigration policy. Hell no, just close the damn border and see where we are. Then we can look at solutions for other immigration issues, like dealing with all the illegal immigrants. They say that we can’t just round them all up. Hogwash! Of course we can. And then we can address the problem of the Fourteenth Amendment that has been wrongly applied to all the ‘anchor babies’ and reject their citizenship.
Compromise is the other way liberals try to get their goofy positions into law. If one doesn’t compromise, then that group is labeled as extremist. Generally, the problem is with their position being so radical and socialist and the common sense side is labeled as the extremist. Compromise is the left’s way of sneaking in ideas that would never have passed the laugh test in times past. Socialism has no business in any ‘compromise’ decision. Marx and Lenin were wrong and the demise of the USSR should amply demonstrate the failure of forced sharing the wealth and government ownership over private ownership.
When it comes to principal, compromise is a bad thing. It is destructive to normal society. Doing nothing in most cases would be the best approach. I remember many times in my working career when management went off to some management conference or meeting. Things always ran smoother and more efficiently during their absence. I believe the same would hold true with our current government. Make them all leave DC for the better part of their session and mingle amongst the populace and quit doing stuff. Things would get rapidly better in a short amount of time.
Term limits would also do an immense amount of good by preventing the development of bureaucracies and ‘good-old-boy’ networks. Then cut their pensions and benefits and we would have left only those that have the good of the nation at heart. Two terms for the Senator and four terms for the House. We could cull the incompetent out regularly.