Tuesday, August 03, 2010

An Excellent Question

Gene Healy, writing at the Washington Examiner asks, "Has Congress Become Useless?"

"The Constitution gives Congress vast powers over war and peace, and charges it with making the laws of the land. Yet our feckless legislators prefer to punt the hard questions to the president and the permanent bureaucracy, even if it leaves the rest of us mired in uncertainty and crushing debt. What do we pay these people for?"

I'm pretty sure the answer to the usefullness question is an unqualified yes. The answer to the second is: "I've got no idea." I do have a few ideas about what else they should be charged with under the Constitution though. Hint: It begins with the letter "T".

Read the whole thing.

(via Instapundit)
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