Picture this: You hire a contractor to do a job. He tells you he will finish in 60 days -- no problem. He has a group that he can pull off their very well-paying regular jobs. You guarantee their pay.
However, each time you check on them, the lot of them are arguing like kids in a sandbox. Three days early they all pick up their shovels and walk off the unfinished job.
But wait! It gets better! You agree to pay each guy an extra $15,000 for an additional 10 days of work -- with no guarantee that they will finish even most of the job.
Sound familiar? It should.
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Sadly it is this year's episode of our Legislature at work. And they obviously are not very good at it.
And then there is this to put things in perspective: The $15,000 they make in one week of a special session, with no guarantee on finishing the job, is equal to someone working full time (40 hours a week), one full year (52 weeks) at minimum $7.25 per hour.
Seems to me the solution may be one word: recall. And it could start with the bald-headed leader.