by Run 75441
“The Red Light District of Sorts”
The Democrats and the Republicans cannot agree on much these days. Because of the inability to agree, healthcare reform is aflame with controversy and in SCOTUS waiting for a decision on its constitutionality. Stimulating the economy languishes between cutting taxes for the rich in income to create jobs and another Federal Stimulus Package to do the same. Reducing the deficit cannot be done without raising taxes on the rich in income or cutting programs for the poor and the middle class. Do we spend to increase defense beyond economic growth or do we cut programs providing for people when the economy is struggling? Actions in Congress about what to do on anything have boiled down to roadblocks tossed up with every suggestion and criticism with no alternatives. Hence, action is delayed or never taken.
Where there are more deals occurring in the formerly smoky back rooms needing conclusion in the openness of Congressional halls, the Democrats and the Republicans can openly agree upon one thing to fix and take swift action to resolve. Two political heavyweights of Congress who cannot get it right or agree on anything when it comes to the economy and the welfare of the people are capable of agreeing on one thing . . . establishing a federal commission to fix the sport of Boxing and strip the states of the ability to oversee it. So much for state rights when it comes to sports and entertainment.
“Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who boxed while at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., a former middleweight boxer, are pushing the measure establishing the U.S. Boxing Commission, an entity that would carry out federal boxing law, work with the industry and local commissions and license boxers, promoters, managers and sanctioning organizations.” http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/US-Senators-John-McCain-Harry-Reid-introduce-US-Boxing-Commission-legislation-after-Manny-Pacquiao-Timothy-Bradley-061812
As former VP Cheney once said; “Finally, something for us!” We can all feel good about this one.