Government is serious work. For it to work well, it requires lawmakers who take those responsibilities seriously.
Making laws requires making choices and expressing values. The rest of us live with those choices.
As a bankruptcy lawyer, I live day to day with the vindictive and creditor friendly choices the Congress made in 2005 when it amended the Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy law for individuals became more restrictive, more complicated, and thus more expensive.
As far as I can see, those choices didn’t result in any meaningful improvement for consumers.
And of course, bankruptcy is just one small aspect of federal law. But the values and choices that legislators made them haunt us 17 years later.
Get yourself to the polls; choose leaders who take this business seriously and who demonstrate commitment to your values. This chance doesn’t come around again for two years.