- Posted January 5, 2013 by
Hayden Lake, Idaho
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The fiscal cliff: Messages to Washington
Trust would trump everything
1. White House & both houses adopt set of negotiation guidelines... several might be:
~ Bargaining positions are not divulged to the public unilaterally by either party
~ Surprise changes in position are not divulged before advising the opposition
~ That the media is not used to advance a position taken in confidential talks.
2. Why not return to the earlier congressional procedure where the House bill and Senate bill are sent to a joint bi-partisan committee where a compromise bill is drafted. it worked for a long time.