Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely and Charlie Katebi present episode #148 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Reason Foundation, Edchoice, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Seasteading Institute.
There is much bemoaning of the loss of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. Gone, they say, are the grand bargains – the two Parties coming together to reach deals that solve problems. Such the loss, they say.
The Heartland Institute has recently signed a coalition letter led by Americans for Prosperity urging Congress to oppose legislation that would hike the federal gasoline tax. The plan was introduced by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee)…
Bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. has for the most part devolved into a pipe dream, a dirty word – or both.
A pipe dream because after decades of gerrymandering – partisanship is what you get. Gerrymandering is elected officials choosing voters rather than the other way round. Those already elected carve Congressional districts into bizarre shapes to – at the grainiest of micro-levels – decide which voters go where. You can’t create a plethora of 60+% partisan districts – and then act surprised when the resulting elected officials are partisan.
Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Scott Brown (R-MA) are getting a good bit of media play for their alliance on an amendment to President Obama’s health care law advanced in…