Problem is executive branch, not legislative

2014-06-27T00:00:00Z Problem is executive branch, not legislativeBen Gruszczyk nwitimes.com
June 27, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The low public opinion rating concerning Congress is largely undeserved. Does anyone really expect Rep. Peter Visclosky will go cavorting with the likes of Rep. John Boehner? No, both Visclosky and Boehner are doing exactly what their home Congressional districts expect them to do: behave like Democrats and Republicans.

The real problem with government is not with the legislative branch, but rather with the executive branch. Recent failures like the VA scandal, unacceptable economic performance, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Benghazi event, the IRS scandal, NSA surveillance scandal, the lack of immigration enforcement/policy, all speak to a government out of control.

The current chief executive didn’t cause these problems (not blaming George W. Bush either!). But it’s clear no one in the current executive branch has a clue as to how to solve them. Here’s hoping that 2016 brings a new chief executive worthy of the title.

- Ben Gruszczyk, Crown Point

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