A Welcome Recess
Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body -- be it the New York City Council, State Legislature or Congress is in session. Elected officials on a bipartisan basis routinely pass legislation to increase spending, taxes, borrowing and deficits. They also pass bills benefiting their "Pay for Play" contributors, funding pork barrel member items along with new rules and regulations infringing on our day to day lives. When Congress is not working, they can't cause mischief and grief for the rest of us. I wish they would stay home even longer!.