Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 2 a.m.
The job of each chamber in Congress is to propose legislation, pass it to the other chamber, debate it in a conference committee, make compromises and send legislation to the president.
Too many of us believe that the job of each chamber is to just say no to the other chamber. Some of us think just saying no is OK when our side does it but unacceptable when the other side does it. Worst of all is that because so many of us believe that to just say no is OK, at least part of the time, members of Congress believe it too and act accordingly and we have effective gridlock.