There are a couple items that should be right up near the top of a to-do list for Congress, along with getting reelected which we know is the top job.
One is improving the Affordable Care Act, and the other is to debate and vote on the appropriate war activities in the Mideast.
The Economist magazine of Sept. 20 contains some suggestions on reforming Obamacare. The article suggests “directing handouts towards the poor rather than the affluent, nudging individuals to take charge of their own health care, and making sure that prices are transparent.” Before there is any hyperventilation, please read the article for understanding.
Of course, the Republican members of Congress will have to rename the law in order for any modifications to get any traction. Perhaps a name such as the More Improved Republican Affordable Care Law, known as MIRACL would work.
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The second job is to get back at their desks and consider what should be done concerning our military involvement in Syria and Iraq. Doing nothing here is a coward’s way out, and would seem to be a duty mandated by the Constitution.
Our own representative, Tom Rice, would be better served to champion these issues rather than his effort to sue the President for perceived over-reaching.
We shall wait on climate change for another day.
The writer lives in Pawleys island.