Paul Jacob

Frankly, who could imagine a system whereby the farmer and/or a company purchasing milk from farmers and pasteurizing and packaging it could possibly deliver cold, delicious milk to grocery and convenience stores at a price that Americans could afford to buy it without the help of our Congress. For one, without congressional price support legislation, whether circa 1949 or 2013, we consumers would all be stuck paying less at the store.

Thankfully, or not, Congress can come back in early 2013 and rectify the harm they have caused, and apply political triage to the countless other issues that will be popping up from the new 1949 agricultural regime like unwelcome firecrackers. The question Americans must be asking is: will they do so?

Congress may be too busy de-programming any number of newly discovered doomsday devices hidden within their own legislation, or that of previous congresses.

Do we send legislators to Washington to torment us or represent us?

Which are they doing most effectively?

So many questions, so little time left in 2012.         [ references ]

Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob is President of Citizens in Charge Foundation and Citizens in Charge. His daily Common Sense commentary appears on the Web and via e-mail.