Dec 21, 2009

Krugman: Kill the Filibuster

Putting aside the notion now pushed by Republicans that policy such as health care reform [vis a vis say war] must have overwhelming, super-majority support before it can legitimately be passed into law and sustained as public policy, the Republicans and tacitly most Democrats support anti-democratic, dangerous legislative procedures choking off the will of the American people.

The most pernicious is the U.S. Senate filibuster, and its abolition is a reform needed, as Paul Krugman writes, "unless you want the nation to sit motionless, with an effectively paralyzed government, waiting for financial, environmental and fiscal crises to strike."

Will Senate majority leader Harry Reid listen to these concerns? Does Harry Reid think?

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