This post from The Hill is on point. It would be wonderful if our elected officials - whether nationally, statewide or locally - could work together well enough to at least agree that such a plan such as this would be worth exploring. It would be even better if our elected officials could treat debate in a serious and civil manner with the goal of reaching compromise on important issues of policy. Unfortunately, it seems at all levels of government rhetoric drives the day and taking steps towards making real compromise only comes late in the 11th hour and gives rise to mediocre results. We should not only expect, but also demand better from our elected officials.