Congressional Gridlock Argument

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Congressional gridlock can be described as an inability to pass a law or bill which results in a situation that cannot satisfy the people. This situation becomes a gridlock when the ratio between the number of bills passed to the agenda on the legislature decreases, thus resulting in a complete lockdown of the governments ability to create new laws. This problem is still happening today and may be very evident especially with the election that just occurred. The past eight years, Congress has done short of nothing ultimately resulting in “one of the least productive sessions on record (WashingtonPost)”. Could this least productive session be due to the fact that the Congressmen and other people holding office just didn’t know what they were …show more content…
Jason Grumet is the founder of the Bipartisan Policy Center. This organization was created with the goal to promote a bipartisan way of thinking to the countries challenges in public policy. In an article written by Grumet, he states that the best way to end congressional gridlock is to “revive constructive partisanship.” (Grumet, Jason). Grumet also states that “many of the reforms we’ve instituted to make government work more effectively-all of them pursued with the best intentions-have, in practice, had the opposite effect. Through a series of bad assumptions and unintended consequences, we have weakened our governments capacity to solve problems (Grumet, Jason).” Each and every issue keeps going back to the root of the original problem of trust. Trust is a key to a running country operating smoothly. When we have this, a certain type of courage in the political system is able to flourish among the American people, Congressmen, Senators, and President. In a government and country where everyone is mostly concerned about economic uncertainty, many people are worried about the future in this

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