Grover Norquist believes no matter who takes the White House, whether Rick Santorum or Willard Romney, they should sign a budget bill based on House budget committee chairman Paul Ryan’s plan, which would cut $6 billion from the budget, according to Mr. Norquist.
It sounds like Mr. Norquist wouldn’t mind, at least in the short term, to take a page from the Democratic play book and have a Congress-driven government, where Congress comes up with major policy initiatives and the President just signs off on them.
Heck. We saw how well that played out with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act. The firm of Reid and Pelosi got their wish list and President Obama took the beating.
More importantly, Congress is too dysfunctional to lead. Having 535 individuals prepare and pass policy would scare America into wishing it had a monarchy again.
Mr. Norquist’s proposal has more to do with short term expediency than it does with proper role and function of the government or its branches. In the short term it makes sense. In the long term we can do without it.