A couple of years ago I got new shingles on my roof. The crew that installed it all spoke Spanish. Most of them spoke only Spanish. A few of them spoke a little English. Only one of them was fluent in English. Were they illegals? I don’t know. Didn’t care. What was impressive is that they got the job done in six hours. From tearing off the old shingles to putting on the new ones to clean up, they did it all is six short hours. And then they went on to another job. This is a job that took me and a couple of buddies three days to do several years ago.
About a year ago, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that they would be in session fewer days in 2014. Specifically, 113 days for the 113th Congress. The most do nothing Congress in American history thinks it’s a good idea to work even less. This while domestic problems grow and foreign issues mount.
So it got me to thinking. If our elected representatives don’t want to work, why don’t we outsource Congress to people like those who re-roofed my house. They worked hard. They worked fast. They worked long hours. They did a great job. And most importantly, they worked as a team.