According to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates , the greatest threat to the US is inability of political leaders to compromise for bipartisan solutions.
The partisan gridlock that has come to define Washington has caused a disconnect with voters of both parties who say their main concern is the faltering economy.
Simpson Bowles offer a new compromise proposal for deficit reduction, comprehensive tax reform, reduction in social spending programs and additional revenue.
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is encountering resistance within his own party from those who oppose any bills that are viewed as too centrist.
Increased partisanship and harsh political rhetoric have been blamed for DC gridlock, but demographic shifts have lead to political differences between states.
On the first Earth Day in 1970 the earth’s population was 3.7 billion; today it is 7 billion. Our needs have doubled, as has the pressure on natural resources.
Contact information for the 45 Senators who voted against the enhanced background checks for gun purchases Manchin-Toomey amendment that failed in the Senate.
The Common Good will be joined by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to discuss the toughest issues facing New York State government and citizens.
Even though polls show 90% support for background checks on gun buyers, a bill by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV and Pat Toomey, R-PA, failed to pass in the Senate.