Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy on the Irresponsibility of Congress


Despite looming deadlines related to budget sequestration and decade-old "temporary" tax rates that expire at year's end, massive entitlement crises, and much more, Congress has effectively stopped work on serious legislation until at least some time after November's election.

Many observers and participants—including the entire GOP and Democratic leadership—are quick to cry gridlock and to blame inaction on some new awful hyper-partisan or ideological era. But as Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy explain, the problem isn't gridlock—the problem is the fact that Congress is totally irresponsible.