How Congress is Like a Music Festival
This week, a lot of the talk on every news channel and at every water cooler has been about potential sequestration in the coming months due to the inability to come to an agreement on the national budget. No matter which website you go to to get your news, that’s issue number one on the front page.
Right underneath it was the lineup announcement for Bonnaroo and other music festivals that were announced this week.
Now, in the grand scheme of things, Congress is nothing like a music festival- old white guys talking and, more often than not, disagreeing with each other when it comes to decisions
on bills and policies, versus a two to three day outdoor music and arts festival that celebrates expression, love, and music.
But what do these two seemingly opposite things have in common? Disappointment!
Every single year when a music festival is announced, people are always up in arms; wanting to complain about how their favorite band isn’t at the festival closest to them, or a band is playing on a day that’s inconvenient for them, and so on and so forth. Congress, much like a music festival, will always disappoint somebody, even if they act in defense of the greater good.
Congress, like a well run music festival, can’t worry about pleasing everybody- they have to worry about the bottom line. Sometimes, unpopular decisions like gun control reform just have to be made. If everybody gets hung up on these issues, then nothing will ever get done.