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Please Stop Trying to Fix the Economy

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

economy-500x500When elected government leaders take their oath of office to “preserve, protect, and defend” the U.S. Constitution, they should also be required to swear to do no harm, like the Hippocratic oath for doctors. When pundits criticize Congress for doing nothing, they should celebrate instead. Doing nothing is often the best choice Congress can make.

If Congress 2008-14 really had been a “do-nothing Congress,” this recession would not have happened in the first place, or the recession would have begun and ended before the Twitter world could have asked #wtfisgoingonwiththeeconomy?, instead of lingering like a nagging cough after a severe bout of pneumonia, or the smell of grouper three days later, because you forgot about the plastic bag in the kitchen trashcan that the seafood merchant used to wrap your fish. Or, is it like the passed-out, drunk guy sitting alone on the couch at the after-party, whom no one claims to have invited? You get my drift . . .



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