While Cooper acknowledged Reid isn't inclined to do this, he offered the following reasons for his recommendation: "1) call the Republicans' bluff by making their threat real; 2) gain the support of the American people by being honest with them; 3) take this additional step toward paying Congress for their performance; and 4) help make Democratic incumbents more popular with voters." All of which, Cooper hopes would discourage the chaos and recklessness that has come to define the current state of Congress. "We won't have to worry about manufactured crises and constant deadlines if we have the courage to punish bad legislative behavior," he wrote.
What say you, Sen. Reid?
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