It’s Labor Day weekend –
The last holiday of summer.
From here on out – everyone is in the back-to-school or back-to-work mode.
And maybe – just maybe – that includes our elected officials.
For the most part – the folks in Washington and Harrisburg have frittered away the first nine months of the year.
Oh – there’s been a lot of rhetoric –
And hand-wringing –
But not a lot to show for it.
Congress has to deal with debt levels, budgets and immigration – to name a few burning issues.
State legislators still haven’t resolved transportation funding –
Or tackled property tax reform or pension reform.
Maybe – over the summer – members of both parties rediscovered their abilities to discuss – negotiate – and compromise.
Maybe they developed some backbone and a sense of urgency.
Maybe our lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington will stop wasting our time and money –
And actually get some real work done before the year ends.
We can always hope.