Democrats always scream about bipartisanship, which they define as “do what we want’. Republicans define it differently. They define it as “something I got snookered into doing by the Democrats”.
I define it as “no matter what, we have to spend more, can’t we just both agree on that?”.
I actually don’t care very much for bipartisanship. In practice it is always spending more, taking freedom, not solving problems. I think there are right answers. If you don’t choose the right answer then it hardly matters how many other fools jumped off that cliff with you.
Now the right answer is pretty easy to know and find. It just depends on your question.
Democrats ask “What can I do to keep this job and get more power?”. The right answer there is reach into the pockets of the productive to buy votes from the unproductive.
See.. it’s easy!
Republicans ask “I want to expand freedom, and keep this job and get more power, but especially the latter”. Oddly enough… same answer.
So if a bill is “bi-partisan” the ONE thing you can be assured of is that it enhances the power and job security of incumbent career politicians.
Career politicians are a danger. We need to stop them. Term limits, maybe. But I think we need a Random House.