Yesterday, the House Committee on "Government Reform" spent two hours delivering tongue-lashings to the leader of a private industry union, threatening federal legislation if the union's collective bargaining proposals were not to the legislators' liking.
"Are you and the players living in such a rarefied atmosphere that you do not see this as a transcendent issue?" [Sen. John] McCain asked. "Don't you get it? Don't you get it?" […]
"The patience of this body, reflective of its constituents, has reached an end."
The management side of the collective bargaining process, unsurprisingly, welcomed Congress's help.