"Why does one side seem to think that "compromise" means that only the other side should make any concessions?"
That's the Democrats definition of "bipartisanship"
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she was going on and on about how awful John Boehner is because he would not "compromise" with Obama on anything.
I got sick of her and switched channels and there was an interview with a high ranking Democrat. He was asked what the Democrats would be willing to compromise on now that they lost the House and he said he didn't think they should have to give ground on anything at all! Soooo.....
they didn't get anything done. They got a lot done. It's just WHAT they got done and HOW they did it that caused a problem. Ramming through legislation when they didn't have the votes stands out. A little gridlock woudl have been good.
Now if things don't get done it will be because of the President.
addressing is the shear number of issues they wade into. Many might sort themselves out better with minimal or no government intervention at all. Government, IMO, doesn't seen to know when to just stay out of the way. They seem to view any problem not as an obligation to help fix something but as an opportunity to score points with the voting public.
Government doesn't know when to stay out of the way... but government is also created by the demands of people and business, for someone to take action.
Face it... how many times have you heard someone say, "there ought to be a law" ? How many times have you heard about a sudden landslide of law suits when lawyers figure a new angle that they can make money on? How many times have you heard of some business which demands (or requires) government intervention?
People want government. People constantly ask for more government. But people are only happy to see it when it gives them what they want. When government steps on their toes... then people scream loud and clear.
Compromise does require that both sides work together. With that in mind, how is Mr. Obama supposed to work with people who have already declared that their FIRST priority is to make sure Mr. Obama is not re-elected.
I doubt either side is willing to compromise on anything of significance. A pox on both their houses.
Ed was complaining about the dems not compromising with the republicans.
What are the republicans expectations? That all the Bush tax cuts be extended. So you tell me where is the compromise?
THINK about it OG... Where is the compromise? If you know better then tell us all... WHERE IS THE COMPROMISE that the republicans are asking for?
You can't give an example, can you? That is because the republicans don't want compromise, all they want is the original Bush Tax Cuts extended indefinitely.
Come on OG... tell us where the compromise is?