Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now on record as "playing down" any expectations that any meaningful tax reform can be moved before the August recess. This is in direct opposition to efforts by the Trump administration to pursue "historic" tax reform legislation soon.
If you couldn't see this coming then you haven't been paying attention to Mitch McConnell's career. Mr. Mumbles doesn't seem to be able to politically chew gum and walk at the same time, but, then, isn't that the modus operandi of an Establishment Republican?
McConnell's foot-dragging on on tax reform is typical of politicians and how they do business. It is not typical of how actual business is executed in the private sector, leading one to consider whether McConnell doesn't have one foot in the swamp that is to be drained.
Yes, it is true that the Senate was designed by by our Framers to move slower than the House, but that doesn't mean it has to be obstructive of establishing reforms long called for by the American people.
Congressional recesses were designed for elected representatives to return to their districts and states in order to communicate with constituents. In this modern age there is no reason for the recess-heavy schedules of Congress.
Furthermore, with an election mandate to reform government - and make no mistake, there is a mandate to reform and reduce government - there is no good reason for Congress to recess at all until the work of reform is completed.
With McConnell's snail-paced approach to government - a pace that allows for undue lobbying pressure and time for the opposition to manipulate the narrative and manufacture obstruction - it looks like We the People are going to have to whip the Senate into timely action.
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