What does ‘constructive cooperation’ really mean?
To the editor:
Former President Bill Clinton, while in Indianapolis recently, extolled the virtues of “constructive cooperation.” Congress and others in his political party have been using it as a trendy phrase.
It is useful to note that they refused to implement this philosophy during the congressional discussions about the 2,500-page health care bill.
Instead, they refused to discuss or bring to a vote any of the bills, amendments or suggestions from the opposing party, all the while insisting “we must pass this bill so we’ll know what’s in it.”
Interestingly, to this day, there are few, if any, who really know what’s in it. We seem to be finding out by bits and pieces. So much for both “constructive” and “cooperation.”
Keith A. Brown