So...On What Do Dems and Reps Agree? Now that the Democratic party controll the legislative branch, and Republicans still hold the executive, it is widely feared (and not without justification) that the U.S. Government will accomplish almost nothing for the next two years. It's the "almost" part that I wish to discuss. The balance of power is nearly even in the Senate, and not completely one-sided in the House. This could be a very good thing. It means that, even if the voting continuse to be mostly along party lines, one or two people voting what they really think rather than what their party tells them could make the difference between a bill going to the Whitehouse or dying in Congress. It might even mean that what the government ends up doing might be closer to what "We the People" actually wanted them to do. My first call is that the President's Freedom Car Initiative will get better backing. This is one of the big issues to me, and it seems to have gone largely ignored. The succesfull completion of this program would be the best thing ever to happen for the environment, which should appeal to both sides, but is considered the territory of the Democratic Party. It would also be one of the biggest leaps forward in national security, whis both sides want but is considered the territory of the Republican Party. But I fear that the Democrats in Congress will try to hold back the progress of this program simply because a Republican initiate it. I believe this issue will be a barrometer for weather or not the two parties are capable of working together at all.