“I made the decision not to run for reelection in the United States Senate and to pursue other opportunities outside the Senate, where perhaps I could give voice to the frustrations that exist with the political system here in Washington, where it’s dysfunction and the political paralysis has overtaken the environment to the detriment of this country,” Snowe continued, blaming both parties for the “dysfunction.”
The Senate has not passed a budget going on three years. We have had nothing but perpetual campaigns since 2000. Obama's signature legislation is unpopular, unconstitutional, and as partisan as it gets. Republicans for their part won't yield on their tax pledges. Refuse to even come to the table to discuss an appropriate tax reform method. Our jobless rate is declining only because people have given up hope of finding jobs. Gasoline prices are a burden to all families and yet we can't agree on an energy policy that both corrects the long term issue and short term necessities. Snowe is a moderate and sometimes I agree with her and sometimes I don't. On this I agree, our government is dysfunctional and it is the fault of both party's.