There are 535 members in Congress, 435 Congressmen and 100 senators. There are numerous committees and even more staffers...
The simple question is this - why can't they deal with more than one issue at the same time?
For example, healthcare reform and tax reform, immigration...
Why is it they need to do this in series instead of parallel?
Why can't each committee address one solution, debate them and then vote on whether to send to the full house for debate and vote?
This way, they could work on all issues equally now and then some point down the line, vote on them one after another.
Since when did congress become so inefficient?
It is an inherently flawed system. Thomas Jefferson had the same complaints we have today about our very 1st Congress. His commentaries seem to suggest that there were too many lawyers in Congress, that they argued all day, billed by the hour and accomplished nothing.
The answer is they could but choose not to. They don't work the same way as other Americans - multitask. They spend 90% of their time fund raising. They come up with these rules which has nothing to do with governing. Congress is dysfunctional because they choose it. The real solution is term limits. If you know ahead of time that you only have a limited time period to serve, you are more likely to get something done right now.
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