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Here are what I modestly and humbly refer to as "Grayson's Laws of
Legislating":(1) Vote for what you're in favor of.(2) Vote for what you can live
with, if you must do that to get what you need. What we've been seeing in
the House of Representatives lately have been massive and pervasive
violations of Grayson's Laws of Legislating. Instead of "I'll vote for X because
it's right," or "You don't like X and I don't like Y, but I'll vote for X
and Y if you vote for X and Y," instead it's "If I don't get Z, I ain't
votin' on nothin'." And that's the problem.
Let's take one very pertinent example: the impeding tax increases on
taxpayers making less than $250,000 a year. I don't know a single Member of the
House, Democratic or Republican, who has said on the record that he or she
is in favor of raising taxes, starting next Tuesday, on taxpayers making
less than $250,000 a year. Let's suppose that you crafted a one-sentence
bill reading as follows: "There shall be no income tax rate increases for the
2013 tax year on taxpayers making less than $250,000 a year." Let's suppose
that you then administered sodium pentathol to every Member of Congress.
Let's suppose that you then had a vote on that bill. Obviously, it would
pass the House by 435 to 0, or something close to that. Followed immediately
by unanimous passage by the Senate, and the President's signature.
(Here is another entertaining thought experiment: Just for fun, administer
sodium pentathol to Rush Limbaugh, too. You'd have three hours of total
silence on the airwaves.)
So anyway, in the case of "no income tax rate increases for everyone but
the rich," Grayson's First Law of Legislating is sufficient. Everyone's in
favor of it, so everyone votes for it. Done.
It turns out that many, many components of the so-called "fiscal cliff"
could be resolved quite simply by applying Grayson's First Law of
Legislating. I think it's fair to say that a majority of the Members of Congress,
right or wrong, are in favor of raising the debt ceiling before the
government's borrowing capacity is exhausted. I think it's fair to say that a
majority of the Members of Congress, right or wrong, are against a 27% cut in
Medicare payments to doctors, starting next week. I think it's fair to say that
a majority of the Members of Congress, right or wrong, are against an 8%
cut in air traffic control on Jan. 1. If you had single votes, up or down,
on 90% of the components of the "fiscal cliff," the outcome would not be in