One of the most frequent comments I hear is "Why can't Government (Congress, the Legislature, "you guys") work together and get things done for us? Where is your sense of the common good?"
It has been a goal of mine during the years I have been in the Legislature representing the citizens of our area--try to figure out a way to make things work, make things better for Idahoans. Ask people what they want, and figure out a way to to get there effectively and efficiently.
That means a lot of listening, creative, solution-focused discussion, and flexibility and wisdom to continue making progress. All too often, pragmatic compromise loses to political or partisan posturing. I do not think that is what the founders intended, and certainly not what my constituents say they want. They want us to work to improve their lives and promote opportunity for them and their children.