This editorial by Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers recently first appeared online in the Arizona Republic: We have been through several phases
A majority, including many of our representatives in
I will not go through all of the reasons to convince you on this issue. By now you either agree or disagree. There is a critical mass moving to comprehensive reform, but
What are the parts? In order to achieve something
You cannot make it pass in Washington and you cannot make it work in this country without all of the pieces. Will it work magnificently? No. But we have the technology, and if we have the will, Congress can create the requirements to move towards rendering some of these issues as generational problems. We can put some of this behind us, and I suspect some of it will need periodic re-visiting.
However imperfectly, and admittedly without enough bi-partisan support, these pieces came together in the Senate. I have lost track of all of the reasons advanced, from both sides of the aisle, as to why the Senate bill is bad. To all of
If it takes the House to pass this in pieces to find its way, then let’s get on with it, so the Senate and the House can reconcile their combined best shot at the issue. I have little sympathy for a vacuum of leadership, who are willing to walk and talk this to death to avoid delivering political victory to this side or that. The country wins if we move forward.
And yes, I represent one of the groups that
I think a lot of this is just about people,